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From Rich Bowen <>
Subject Re: 2.4 new features
Date Tue, 12 Apr 2011 10:55:34 GMT

On Apr 12, 2011, at 4:39 AM, Lucien Gentis wrote:

>>> mod_slotmem_shm
>>> Provides a Slot-based shared memory provider (ala the scoreboard).
>>> This module permits to save/restore memory segments when server restarts ; but
could someone explain "ala the scoreboard" ?
>> Not really a very useful comment!
>> I guess it's historic.  First we had the scoreboard.  Then the scoreboard
>> expanded by feature creep to places where it was the wrong solution.
>> The slotmem rationalises the situation, providing for the kind of
>> application that was squatting in the scoreboard.
>> Whether it really makes sense to have both slotmem and socache
>> modules is another question ...
> As said Rich, I'll ask to the author of this line

I think Nick's explanation is pretty thorough. Not sure how to best summarize that for the

Rich Bowen
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