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From Alan Burlison <>
Subject Re: Modperl 1.22 and Perl 5.6.0
Date Fri, 31 Mar 2000 11:32:37 GMT
Doug MacEachern wrote:

> i've benchmarked the two, it makes a HUGE difference under solaris, Perl's
> malloc kicks the sh*t out of solaris system malloc.  Perl's malloc is not
> as much of a win under linux, i don't have the numbers handy though.

The only potential gotcha with perl's malloc is that it doesn't work if
you compile perl as a 64-bit app (-Duse64bitall), as it isn't 64 bit
clean.  I don't suppose there are may people trying to build a 63-bit
Apache though...

Alan Burlison

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