[SR-Dev] [Kamailio-Devel] static buffers

Andrei Pelinescu-Onciul andrei at iptel.org
Thu Nov 27 16:51:22 CET 2008

On Nov 27, 2008 at 16:22, Henning Westerholt <henning.westerholt at 1und1.de> wrote:
> On Thursday 27 November 2008, Daniel-Constantin Mierla wrote:
> > There seem to be many places where static buffers are used for building
> > strings. It is clear they are used just for usage inside some functions,
> > with no need to keep the value for usage somewhere else.
> >
> > Would defining a global static buffer to be used for such cases make
> > sense? The access to the pointer and size can be given via functions.
> >
> > There could be couple of such buffers to be used in the cases one
> > function need concurrent access to more than one ... opinions? It will
> > reduce memory space reserved and used...
> Hi Daniel,
> what about getting rid of this static buffers completely? If we want to go 
> multi-threaded sometimes, we need to lock every access. And i doubt it really 
> makes a difference from the performance POV nowadays. The only issue i could 
> think of is eventual memory fragementation..

We could use buffers on the stack as much as possible (we don't need to
pkg_malloc all the buffers).


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