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Re: When should ralloc.c be used?

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: When should ralloc.c be used?
Date: Fri, 28 Oct 2016 15:13:19 -0400

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  > > I think that is an exaggeration.  They got rid of ONE set of hooks for
  > > specific practical reasons.  Maybe we can design a different set of
  > > hooks which do the job and which are not a problem for them to
  > > support.

  > While that is true, I think there is very little motivation to go down
  > that road even in Emacs's side: this glibc-malloc "issue" is just one
  > more nail in the unexec coffin, so even if we can find a way back we'd
  > still be stuck with the problem of doing unexec with address
  > randomization (for example), and maintenance of unexec (which has proved

I just did  'time temacs -batch -l loadup'.  It took over 18 seconds.
We have a long way to go to make that fast enough.

Perhaps what we need is to dump that data verbatim in a format
chosen by us, then relocate all the pointers if necessary.

Dr Richard Stallman
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