Subject: Re: mmap allocator package?!
To: Wolfram Schneider <email@example.com>
From: James R Grinter <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 07/20/1997 12:35:33
email@example.com (Wolfram Schneider) writes:
> > What could be the issues in using a mmap allocator than using the sbrk
> > Is it a nice idea to use mmap allocator everywhere?
> FreeBSD use mmap/sbrk for malloc(3). See
actually, now they're using a malloc written by Poul-Henning Kamp,
which uses mmap and munmap with MAP_ANON. Works rather well, too.
I've had noticeable performance improvements using their malloc,
modified slightly to work on another platform.