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Re: [bug-gnulib] malloc strategies

From: Bruno Haible
Subject: Re: [bug-gnulib] malloc strategies
Date: Fri, 2 Feb 2007 20:22:07 +0100
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Andi Kleen wrote:
> For allocating memory that big it would be far better to just use mmap()
> with the full range and let the kernel serve you freshly zeroed memory 
> on demand as you touch it.

It's malloc's job to do that, and glibc's malloc implementation does this.

Do you know of a system where mmap() can give you big chunks and malloc()


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