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Re: Aligned blocks management: obsolete?

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Aligned blocks management: obsolete?
Date: Mon, 12 Dec 2011 20:11:50 +0200

> Date: Mon, 12 Dec 2011 18:07:15 +0400
> From: Dmitry Antipov <address@hidden>
> > Can you please tell what you mean by that?  Are you alluding to
> > lisp_align_malloc and its subroutines, or to something else?
> Yes. I'm just curious about comment above lisp_align_malloc -
> the comment references glibc-2.3.2, which was released ~8 years ago :-).
> > I hope Emacs is not on its way to become a glibc-only project.  Quite
> > a few supported platforms don't use glibc: Cygwin, *BSD (AFAIK),
> > Windows.
> That's why I'm asking for. I suppose that any non-ancient glibc malloc
> doesn't require such a glitch in lisp_align_malloc any more - but
> I have no ideas about malloc implementation on other supported systems.

Can you formulate the misfeatures which lisp_align_malloc protects
against?  Then perhaps it would be possible to see whether gmalloc and
ralloc solve them.


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