On Mon, Nov 14, 2016 at 10:21:53AM -0800, Peter Geoghegan wrote:
> BTW, I recently noticed that the latest version of Valgrind, 3.12,
> added this new feature:
> * Memcheck:
>   - Added meta mempool support for describing a custom allocator which:
>      - Auto-frees all chunks assuming that destroying a pool destroys all
>        objects in the pool
>      - Uses itself to allocate other memory blocks
> It occurred to me that we might be able to make good use of this.

PostgreSQL memory contexts don't acquire blocks from other contexts; they all
draw from malloc() directly.  Therefore, I don't see this feature giving us
something that the older Memcheck MEMPOOL support does not give us.

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