Subject: Re: cheap RAID?
To: Todd Vierling <>
From: Curt Sampson <>
List: current-users
Date: 06/27/1999 23:39:09
On Wed, 9 Jun 1999, Todd Vierling wrote:

> It also has a problem with memory chewing.  It reads in a whole lot of data
> for `caching' ... but that end up making the processes 30MB or more in size
> for very large mailboxes.

Last time I played with the UW stuff it used up so much memory
because it used realloc() in 32k chunks, which slowed things down
enormously (due to lots and lots of copying) and bloated the process
to about twice the size it needed to be. Linking it with GNU malloc
helped this a lot.

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