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Re: When should ralloc.c be used?

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: When should ralloc.c be used?
Date: Sun, 23 Oct 2016 16:23:38 -0400
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>> It just means that I really see no reason why it wouldn't work just fine.
>> It's not like glibc's malloc was particularly magical, so we should be
>> able to do the same in gmalloc.c.
> AAIK, glibc's malloc doesn't use sbrk anymore.

I don't think it matters very much since we use mmap for the buffers,
which is the main source of fragmentation otherwise, AFAIK.

And if it proves to really be a problem, we could replace our gmalloc.c
with a more recent one which builds on mmap.


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