On Nov 29, 2013, at 3:44 PM, jb <jb.1234a...@gmail.com> wrote: > Luigi Rizzo <rizzo <at> iet.unipi.it> writes: > >> ... >> There is a difference between applications peeking into >> implementation details that should be hidden, and providing >> instead limited and specific information through a well defined API. >> ... > > Right. > > If you want to improve memory management, that is, have the system (kernel > or user space) handle memory reallocation intelligently and transparently > to the user, then aim at a well defined API:
Don’t forget: * Request a block of “at least N bytes” and have the allocator tell you what it *really* allocated. This allows applications to use memory more efficiently by taking advantage of over-allocation when it happens. Tim _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-current To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-current-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"