[OSM-dev] C++ implementation of the API

Dave Stubbs osm.list at randomjunk.co.uk
Sun May 25 11:17:52 BST 2008


On Sat, May 24, 2008 at 8:48 PM, Joachim Zobel <jzobel at heute-morgen.de> wrote:
> Am Donnerstag, den 22.05.2008, 00:06 +0100 schrieb Tom Hughes:
>> > Writing Apache modules in C is hard, and I don't think using mod_cpp
>> > will make it much easier. Doing Apache modules in Perl (mod_perl has
>> API
>> > access including filters) is a lot easier.
>>
>> Ye gads no. We want to keep the memory footprint under some sort of
>> control so mod_perl is a non-starter.
>
> Everybody seems obsessed with low memory footprint. Why? Memory is
> cheap, and we are not planning an embedded system. What is the number of
> concurrent requests we need to handle?
>


http://munin.openstreetmap.org/openstreetmap/rails1.openstreetmap-memory.html
http://munin.openstreetmap.org/openstreetmap/rails2.openstreetmap-memory.html

with a hundred new users a day.

So sure, memory is cheap, but not having to buy it is cheaper,
especially as the system scales.

Dave




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