Regarding BIND9.3.2

Alex Sharaz A.Sharaz at
Mon Feb 20 09:16:34 UTC 2006

o.k. so where's the config option to use the internal malloc?
Tried ./configure --help > but nothing seems to stick out

-----Original Message-----
From: bind-users-bounce at [mailto:bind-users-bounce at] On
Behalf Of Paul Vixie
Sent: 19 February 2006 23:15
To: comp-protocols-dns-bind at
Subject: Re: Regarding BIND9.3.2

christ lee <christfer1.lee at> writes:

> I recently came to know that new version of BIND (bind9.3.2) is
> released.  if you have any idea about the changes made from bind9.3.1
> bind9.3.2 with respect to improve the query throughput, just give me
> reply.

As barmar said, there's a CHANGES file you can look at to find out
new in any given version of BIND9.  Query throughput has improved
in 9.3.2, and we now know that using the internal "malloc" will improve
even more (that's a build parameter).  However, the real performance
will come in 9.4.0, especially on multiprocessors.  If your only known
reason to upgrade is performance, then you need to be aware of more good
reasons -- see the CHANGES file -- but if you can't be convinced to just
run-the-latest-greatest then you should plan on 9.4.0 as an upgrade
Paul Vixie

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