[BitTorrent] Re: Tracker scrape extension proposal

Olaf van der Spek OvdSpek at LIACS.NL
Wed Jan 19 16:26:17 EST 2005

> You might see why a tracker with 30k peers has problems [with python]
> handling 100 hits per second. A compiled tracker like BNBT barely

At 375k peers you do notice it. And it just eats 6x as much bandwidth as the 
'optimal' condition.

> notices the load. I honestly think it has to do with all the hash
> lookups. 100 hash lookups and peer lists per second is way faster in
> C++ than in python (or the apache+php trackers out there). Afaik,
> python uses an array and a flat dstate file whereas C++ can use
> structs, linked lists, maps, etc.

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