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wasteful data structures: AVL tree

ITS#8038 (syncrepl hanging onto its presentlist) only came to my attention due to the amount of memory involved. On a refresh of a DB with 2.8M entries I saw the consumer using about 320MB just for the presentlist. This list consists solely of 16 byte entryUUIDs; 2.8M items should have used no more than 48MB. An AVL node itself is 28 bytes on 64-bit platform, plus 16 bytes for the struct berval wrapped around the UUID.

I'm looking into adding an in-memory B+tree library to liblutil. For the type of fixed-size records we're usually storing in AVL trees, a Btree will be much more compact and higher performance since it will need rebalancing far less frequently.

  -- Howard Chu
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  Director, Highland Sun     http://highlandsun.com/hyc/
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