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From Brian Pane <bp...@pacbell.net>
Subject Re: Observations on fragmentation in SMS pools
Date Sun, 08 Jul 2001 18:39:18 GMT
dean gaudet wrote:

>On Sun, 8 Jul 2001, Ian Holsman wrote:
>
>>dean gaudet wrote:
>>
>>>it removes block_freelist and uses malloc/free for blocks.  this is much
>>>less expensive than malloc/free on each allocation (amortization).
>>>
>>If you can wait till monday, and you are interested, I'll put it through
>>the ringer on a 8-CPU Sun4500
>>
>
>oh i'm in no rush, i'm being a lazy ass and not even testing these things
>i'm posting, so thanks for helping :)  also, you would definitely want to
>try the www.hoard.org allocator on a (solaris) machine with that many
>cpus.
>
If I remember correctly, he's tried the Hoard allocator on
a server that size with ALLOC_USE_MALLOC, and it performed
much better than the global free list.  But Hoard is LGPL. :-(

--Brian



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