Subject: Re: Performance Problem: malloc() is calling madvise()
To: Simon Burge <>
From: Jason R Thorpe <>
List: current-users
Date: 05/20/2000 09:29:49
On Sun, May 21, 2000 at 01:06:58AM +1000, Simon Burge wrote:

 > When the new malloc was introduced, it was noted that it handled memory
 > usage better and was faster too.  That was when the madvise() call did
 > nothing...

Actually, I'm pretty sure it was:

	New malloc is slower than the old malloc, but faster than GNU
	malloc, and has better memory usage than old malloc.

        -- Jason R. Thorpe <>