How much do we care about high-load scenarios?

Gary E. Miller gem at
Wed Sep 14 21:35:21 UTC 2016

Yo Eric!

On Wed, 14 Sep 2016 17:22:51 -0400
"Eric S. Raymond" <esr at> wrote:

> Gary E. Miller <gem at>:
> > Sadly, unless you have threading there is no way to A/B test it
> > against no threading.  So let us not rip out any existing threading
> > until it gets tested.  
> There isn't threading any there to rip out, except for the one hack
> to avoid stalls on DNS lookups.  Different part of the code.

Oh, well then it becomes just another feature on the todo list, near the
bottom until there is a demonstrated need.  I suspect NIST, Apple, M$
and a few others have the problem.  If they need a solution they'll ask,
and help.

Gary E. Miller Rellim 109 NW Wilmington Ave., Suite E, Bend, OR 97703
	gem at  Tel:+1 541 382 8588
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