we have a site that uses django-storages with S3 and the S3 boto backend.
whenever we use AWS_PRELOAD_METADATA = True , there are many requests that take a long time (3+ minutes) because (to the best of my knowledge) the cache in S3BotoStorage._entries is regenerated.
This cache gets regenerated with a frequency too large, for the site to have a decent performance. It even happens sometimes with consecutive requests.
What determines the update frequency for this cache?
I've noticed that this behavior dissappears when I set AWS_PRELOAD_METADATA = False
What are the consequences of doing that?