>>>>> On Wed, 6 Oct 2004 14:50:18 -0700 (PDT),
>>>>> Chris Timmons said:

> It would appear that FreeBSD's free(3) isn't the main issue here; I built
> an image with the patch, and the performance is about the same as before.

Hmm. Just checking,

- did you try that with or without ISC_MEM_USE_INTERNAL_MALLOC (or
both)? After re-checking the patch, I noticed it was not effective
when ISC_MEM_USE_INTERNAL_MALLOC is enabled. (sorry, this was my
bad again).

- did you see the long period to shutdown the server even just after
starting it? If the bottleneck is not really in the memory
management but in that code traversing the DB structure, the problem
should occur even if the server does no actual work (i.e., only just
loading and destroying the DB).

JINMEI, Tatuya
Communication Platform Lab.
Corporate R&D Center, Toshiba Corp.