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From Dean Gaudet <>
Subject Re: Fast malloc for SMP machines?
Date Tue, 11 Jan 2000 18:57:56 GMT
apache doesn't use malloc per se.  after an initial warmup period it
doesn't really need to touch malloc.  all allocations come from pools
which have no locking.  the benefit of hoard would probably be minimal...


On Tue, 11 Jan 2000, John Zedlewski wrote:

> Stop me if you've heard this a million times, but has anybody ever 
> tried linking Apache with Hoard on a large SMP/ccNUMA machine?  It 
> supposedly can dramatically increase the malloc speed of 
> multi-threaded apps that simply link to it.  It's LGPL and uses C++ 
> (although it works with C), so it wouldn't be standard distribution 
> material, but I would be really interested to see if it helps the new 
> multi-threaded Apache builds.  Unfortunately I don't (yet) have an SMP 
> box on which to test it.
> --JRZ

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