[zeromq-dev] inproc: passing pointer VS zero-copy VS regular send?

Oleg Vazhnev ovazhnev at gmail.com
Sun May 12 23:01:31 CEST 2013

Thanks Pieter!

Why not passing pointers around? What possible problems can I face?

So far I decided to just pass pointer because it's fast and easy at the 
same time. I don't need serialize/deserialize data, only "unsafe" code 
block on c# side (i don't implemented that yet).

Assuming that subscriber is fast enough and buffer is big enough i don't 
see any problems with passing pointer. I'm using ring-buffer and do not 
allocate anything at runtime.


12.05.2013 20:54, Pieter Hintjens пишет:
> Hi Oleg,
> Some general advice:
> - don't optimize code until you need to, measure before and after.
> - zero copy is not useful on small messages
> - don't pass pointers around
> - read the Guide and learn by making simple designs first
> - again, don't optimize or try to make designs faster until you really need to
> -Pieter

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