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From Jim Jagielski <...@jaguNET.com>
Subject Re: worth fixing "read headers forever" issue?
Date Fri, 02 Jan 1998 22:21:50 GMT
Thanks... just an idea.

Dean Gaudet wrote:
> 
> On Fri, 2 Jan 1998, Jim Jagielski wrote:
> 
> > How expensive is doing a sbrk(0) ?
> 
> Doesn't do what you want on FreeBSD or Linux where anonymous mmap() is
> used instead of sbrk() for doing malloc.  This allows them to actually
> return memory to the system via munmap when it's deemed appropriate, as
> opposed to sbrk().  This is also how gnumalloc works on many systems --
> especially for large allocations... 
> 
> Dean
> 
> 


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