Libev and libevent

Aaron Stone aaron at
Wed Mar 19 02:33:46 UTC 2008

This is the first log entry for libev's ev.c:

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Tue Oct 30 20:59:31 2007 UTC (4 months, 2 weeks ago) by root
Branch: MAIN
initial roguh cut that doesn't immediately barf

Memcached first became public around 2003. That explains the special  
reason it doesn't use libev!

Now, if libev does some spectacularly better stuff that libevent  
doesn't do, that can benefit memcached, bring it up! Nobody (well,  
mostly :-p) on the list is averse to discussing useful improvements.


On Mar 18, 2008, at 7:17 PM, mikhail maluyk wrote:

> Is there any special reason why memcached is using libevent instead  
> of libev?
> Benchmarks at libev site shows very good performance.

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