Subject: Re: mmap allocator package?!
To: Wolfram Schneider <>
From: James R Grinter <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 07/20/1997 12:35:33 (Wolfram Schneider) writes:
> >	What could be the issues in using a mmap allocator than using the sbrk 
> >allocator? 
> >	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.