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Re: lib/54050: malloc_usable_size() is provided on recent NetBSD-current, however malloc.h has no prototype
The following reply was made to PR lib/54050; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: christos%zoulas.com@localhost (Christos Zoulas)
To: gnats-bugs%NetBSD.org@localhost, lib-bug-people%netbsd.org@localhost,
gnats-admin%netbsd.org@localhost, netbsd-bugs%netbsd.org@localhost, ryoon%NetBSD.org@localhost
Subject: Re: lib/54050: malloc_usable_size() is provided on recent NetBSD-current, however malloc.h has no prototype
Date: Tue, 12 Mar 2019 09:21:45 -0400
On Mar 12, 12:45pm, martin%duskware.de@localhost (Martin Husemann) wrote:
-- Subject: Re: lib/54050: malloc_usable_size() is provided on recent NetBSD-
| I strongly agree with Joerg here: it should not be part of libc.
I agree. I will move the extra symbols to -ljemalloc. We should not
be binding libc with a malloc implementation.
| Most software abuses this interface (c.f. firefox about:memmory) and
| anything that really needs more than the C standard should use its own
| malloc library that provides whatever it needs without tying our libc
| to that particular malloc implementation.
| I have no problem with us proivding a libjemalloc.so.* from the same
| source we build the intree libc stuff and exposing the interface there,
| but we may stop providing that shared lib in future releases.
Will do (expose the interface there).
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