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bug#22086: 25.1.50; [PATCH] Integrate the musl hybrid malloc patch for e

From: Rich Felker
Subject: bug#22086: 25.1.50; [PATCH] Integrate the musl hybrid malloc patch for elf systems
Date: Sun, 20 Dec 2015 23:06:28 -0500
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15)

On Sun, Dec 20, 2015 at 10:37:24PM -0500, Ken Brown wrote:
> On 12/20/2015 5:33 PM, Paul Eggert wrote:
> >While thinking over this patch I'd like to propose what should be a
> >simpler approach. This new proposal is more radical, and so should not
> >be applied to the emacs-25 branch, but it should make the port to musl
> >etc. automatic.
> >
> >The simpler approach is to remove gmalloc.c, and to use the system
> >memory allocator, i.e., to behave as if SYSTEM_MALLOC is defined on all
> >platforms.
> >
> >We can still support hybrid malloc for Cygwin, if SYSTEM_MALLOC wouldn't
> >work on Cygwin for some reason; and we can support the similar hybrid on
> >Darwin, if it's still needed.
> SYSTEM_MALLOC doesn't work on Cygwin, largely because Cygwin's
> malloc doesn't support malloc_set_state and malloc_get_state.  There
> may be other problems too.  (It's been a while since I tried it.)

I don't see how this is possible; malloc_[gs]et_state do not exist on
other systems either. Presumably this is some hack needed for the
dumper, which wouldn't be needed if malloc weren't used pre-dumping.


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