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Re: Asynchronous DNS

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Asynchronous DNS
Date: Sat, 30 Jan 2016 09:23:58 +0200

> From: Lars Ingebrigtsen <address@hidden>
> Date: Sat, 30 Jan 2016 01:11:40 +0100
> Async DNS has now been implemented in the feature/async-dns branch, and
> I'm running that Emacs right now.  And it works!  I mean, eww no longer
> gets those awkward pauses when resolving DNS names of image assets.
> Whee!  Or placebo!  Whee!
> There's quite a bit of cleanup remaining, though, and I'm probably
> leaking memory ... somewhere...  And I'm not really happy with the way
> I'm doing the polling, which required another process array in addition
> to the chan_process table.  Surely a better way must exist, but the
> process isn't entered into the chan_process table until the socket has
> been created, and we can't create the socket before we've done the name
> resolution, because we don't know whether it's going to be an IPv4
> address or an IPv6 address.
> If anybody else wants to start fiddling with the stuff, be my guest.
> :-)  But I'm going to continue tinkering with it on the branch, and will
> probably merge with the trunk in a few days.  It would be nice if people
> on non-Linux systems could check whether it builds at all on those
> systems before I do the merge...

Please also be sure to update the documentation for the new features.


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