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Re: ldap_pvt_mp_ multiprecision stuff

On Wed, 2006-02-08 at 22:25 -0800, Howard Chu wrote:
> I'm seeing a significant amount of CPU use after a search completes, 
> apparently just from updating the op counters. The CPU really should not 
> be 50-90% busy after processing a single query, after the client has 
> already disconnected. I think it might be better to prefer long long's 
> to the bignum or gmp stuff. Are we really concerned that any 64 bit 
> counter is going to overflow? Even on 10Gbit ethernet it will take ~544 
> years to overflow a 64 bit byte counter, and that's assuming a 
> continuous output stream at 100% bandwidth utilization.

The reaon that stuff was introduced is essentially the byte counter
would wrap in hours with a 32 bit long.  I guess this can be disabled,
or made a configure option that's "no" by default.  How can you explain
that excessive load?  GMP is supposed to be pretty efficient (I can't
say anything about BIGNUM).


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