Subject: Re: X server as a Unix system process
To: Jukka Marin <>
From: Manuel BOUYER <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 07/15/1997 17:43:23
On Jul 15, Jukka Marin wrote
> On Tue, Jul 15, 1997 at 01:27:44AM -0700, Jonathan Stone wrote:
> > 
> > Looks to me like the VM code is slowly growing a linked list
> > somewhere, when given repeated mmap()/munmap() calls for small
> > regions.
> BTW, does our libc use mmap() and munmap() when malloc() is called?
> Or is it the X server which calls these routines?

Did I dream, or does the recent X servers use mmap/munmap to get memory,
instead of the standart maloc() (which uses sbrk()), so that allocated memory
can really be freed ?  I can't remember where I read this.

Manuel Bouyer, LIP6, Universite Paris VI.