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Re: build fails with libgnumalloc for evbarm
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On 15.01.2016 15:02, Rin Okuyama wrote:
> On 2016/01/15 21:19, Iain Hibbert wrote:
>> A few years ago I looked at libgnumalloc briefly, and found that
>> % grep -Ri gnumalloc /usr/src /usr/xsrc
>> seems to reveal that there are no actual users of libgnumalloc in
>> our current tree.. the XFree86 and Xorg NetBSD.cf files disable
>> it for NetBSD>1.4J, and pkgsrc showed nothing explicitly
>> referring to it.
>> The README file says
>> | This is the standalone distribution of GNU malloc. | GNU malloc
>> is part of the GNU C Library, but is also distributed |
>> but looking at gnu.org I don't see that the latter is still true,
>> and our version is very old according to the VERSION file
>> | this version of GNU malloc was obtained from | prep.ai.mit.edu
>> on 9/22/1993. There was no version noted."
>> ..are there any known uses for this, is it time to remove it?
> Also, anyone no longer uses libbsdmalloc.
I think we should promote BSD jemalloc, which is used widely by e.g.
Firefox and has active upstream (in FreeBSD).
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