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From: Peter Dimov (pdimov_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-12-17 20:25:33

Ion Gaztañaga wrote:
> Hi Chris,
>> I made a few quick changes and re-ran the daytime3 server to
>> observe the memory allocations. What I changed was:
>> <some code>
> Looks good. Eliminating "null()" makes things much better. However the
> underlying shared_ptr<socket> is quite important. Until you find a
> better solution, you could try to use a simple segregated storage
> (boost::pool or similar) for socket allocation to minimize memory use
> (in 32 systems unsigned int has the same size as a pointer) and the
> user could define BOOST_SP_USE_QUICK_ALLOCATOR so that shared_ptr's
> shared_count objects are also pooled. This way, memory waste will be
> minimum and the allocation very fast.

If ::operator new isn't terribly broken (if it is, use dlmalloc), memory
waste will aready be minimal and allocation would already be fast for small
objects. Custom per-component allocators are rarely worth the trouble, and
should never be the default.

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