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From Jeff Trawick <>
Subject Re: 2.4 new features
Date Tue, 12 Apr 2011 15:51:43 GMT
On Tue, Apr 12, 2011 at 6:55 AM, Rich Bowen <> wrote:
> 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 CHANGES file.

slotmem is essentially an API on behalf of other modules.

IMO the existing terse description and a link to new_api_2_4.xml would
be appropriate; new_api_2_4.xml should have details on new features on
behalf of module authors.

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