Subject: Re: Performance Problem: malloc() is calling madvise()
To: David Burren <>
From: Greywolf <>
List: current-users
Date: 05/21/2000 16:11:48
On Sun, 21 May 2000, David Burren wrote:

# > Typical
# > systems today have 64 megabytes or more so there is no reason to
# > try to squeeze every last byte out of a memory allocator if it
# > has a significant speed penalty associated with it.  Obviously,
# > there are exceptions to this rule if you are running on a
# > palmtop computer or other similarly handicapped hardware.  I
# > don't believe it is reasonable to sacrifice performance across
# > the board for the sake of a handful of machines with limited
# > memory resources, however.

"Cheapness of disk space, memory and processing power are no excuse
for shoddy programming."

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