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From Jim Jagielski <>
Subject Re: another project: memory mgmt
Date Sat, 27 Dec 1997 16:55:14 GMT
Dean Gaudet wrote:
> - We could malloc() in larger chunks so that we can do 4k aligned (or 8k,
> whatever the native page size is) allocations.  We end up having to throw
> away some memory doing this, because we need to round malloc returns up to
> the next page boundary.  But that's why we'd allocate extra memory.  The
> advantage to doing this is that it can improve the behaviour across
> fork(). 

We could check to see if getpagesize() is available and use that
if it use. If not, then we could default to a "safe" value, like 4k.

Want me to work up a patch?

      Jim Jagielski            |       jaguNET Access Services           |
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