[zeromq-dev] Can ZeroMQ be considered 'light-weight'?

Osiris Pedroso opedroso at gmail.com
Wed May 4 13:21:47 CEST 2016

I use ZeroMQ in Windows environment.

This past week I ran Memory Validator on zeromq and I was surprised with a
hot spot of memory allocation.
MV show that there is a 1Mb allocation happening over and over for every
message read.

This was done to fix https://github.com/zeromq/libzmq/issues/1608.

You can see the fix here:

So I guess  you will have to better define what you mean by light-weight
before one can decide it.

On Wed, May 4, 2016 at 6:10 AM Ale Strooisma <a.strooisma at student.utwente.nl>

> Dear ZeroMQ community,
> I wonder if ZeroMQ, especially using the ipc protocol, can be considered
> light-weight, and how this can be motivated/proven.
> An important point is of course what defines light-weight. I could just
> run the performance tests, but that would just give me numbers of which I
> don't really know whether they are good.
> The reason I am asking this is that, when I started with ZeroMQ, I was
> under the assumption that this was true, but I can't really find anything
> to back it up. Which I could well use to motivate why I chose to use ZeroMQ.
> Kind regards,
> Ale Strooisma
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