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The following reply was made to PR lib/31112; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: Jukka Ruohonen <jruohonen%iki.fi@localhost>
Subject: Re: lib/31112
Date: Fri, 22 May 2009 11:55:52 +0300
I wonder if the following small addition would be sufficient as a general
It would be difficult to document all potential consequences from tuning the
behavior of malloc().
RCS file: /cvsroot/src/lib/libc/stdlib/malloc.3,v
retrieving revision 1.26
diff -u -p -r1.26 malloc.3
--- malloc.3 15 Oct 2007 11:18:44 -0000 1.26
+++ malloc.3 22 May 2009 08:50:08 -0000
@@ -234,7 +234,8 @@ and
options are intended for testing and debugging.
An application which changes its behavior when these options are used
+is flawed. Extra care should be taken in case any of these flags is set on
.Sh IMPLEMENTATION NOTES
This allocator uses multiple arenas in order to reduce lock contention for
threaded programs on multi-processor systems.
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