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Re: When should ralloc.c be used?

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: When should ralloc.c be used?
Date: Mon, 24 Oct 2016 19:10:29 +0300

> From: Stefan Monnier <address@hidden>
> Date: Mon, 24 Oct 2016 10:42:02 -0400
> Cc: address@hidden
> And if we really want to keep it, we should prefer mmap over ralloc
> (i.e. we should only consider ralloc in those cases where the mmap
> alternative is unavailable (not sure if there are still systems where
> this is the case, the DOS port maybe?)).

The DOS port has code to work with its system malloc.  That code was
tested at the time, so this port shouldn't be an obstacle on the way
of getting rid of ralloc.c.

> AFAIK, gmalloc+mmap-ralloc is a perfectly acceptable solution for
> Emacs-25.2 with the new glibc, with no known problem.

I think gmalloc without mmap might be better.  See the alternatives I
mentioned elsewhere in this thread.

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