On Fri, Aug 19, 2016 at 2:19 PM, Paul E. McKenney
<paul...@linux.vnet.ibm.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 19, 2016 at 01:56:11PM -0700, Andi Kleen wrote:
>> malloc is the primary target I believe. Saves lots of memory to keep
>> caches per CPU rather than per thread.
> Agreed, a competent default malloc() in glibc would be a very nice change
> from the current state.

I agree that malloc can be a very good target for something like this,
but it is also something that is quite complicated. A general-purpose
allocator that could be used by glibc and has not just the performance
but the debug stuff etc that people inevitably want is a big project.
And then the people who have special needs end up writing their own
allocators anyway, just because they care about certain layout and
access patterns...

Put another way: I'd really like to see some real numbers and use,
rather than "this can be used for.."


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