16 Apr 2003 sarum   » (Journeyer)

Awstats
I have been playing around with awstats to do the web stats for several sites, I looked at the Perl source of awstats and was a bit shocked at it. I was thinking of making some changes to improve the dns caching but I am not sure that I have the time to restructrure the source code as well :( May when I have more time later in the year.
Windows Socket Code
Why does MS not improve there connection code in the sockets lib, this is killing our distrubuted app. I wonder if there is a replacement for WinSock that does not have the connection lag?
Solaris Doors
I made a small change to use Solaris' Doors in some RPC code when on the local machine, I was expect that the would be a small improvement, but I was suprised to see quite a large one. It seams that Doors removed the 'duck into' the kernel and this is quite a noticeable win.
Malloc Lib
In the way that everyone reinvents the wheel because they did not like someone else wheel I wrote a new malloc library. It had the special feature that it returned the memory pages back to the OS when the page was no longer in use. I am working on getting this library release to the public domain. I am not sure how I get it into one of the public libraries but I will cross the bridge when I get permission.

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