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Re: extent-patch and overview of what is supposed to follow

On Fri, Apr 01, 2011 at 10:43:50AM -0400, Allen Briggs wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 01, 2011 at 08:35:52AM +0200, Lars Heidieker wrote:
> > this is a part of the changes to the kernel memory management.
> > It's a changing the subr_extent to use kmem(9) instead of malloc(9)
> > essentially removing the MALLOC_TYPE from it.
> Are there tools for figuring out where memory might be leaking?
> The MALLOC_TYPE is not ideal for that but can be at least provide
> some clue.

...not even necessarily leaking, but given a relatively low-memory
system ( <= 128MB these days? ), I might want to figure out which
parts of the kernel are holding on to memory.

To be clear, I'm not necessarily opposing the change.  Having fewer
interfaces for allocating memory is a good thing, but it would be a
shame to lose information in the process.


Allen Briggs  -

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