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From Manoj Kasichainula <>
Subject Re: memory allocation (was Re: Why bother with APR?)
Date Tue, 21 Sep 1999 05:38:40 GMT
On Tue, Sep 14, 1999 at 09:43:27AM -0700, Dean Gaudet wrote:
> note:  when i was suggesting adding cleanups for malloc'd memory i really
> wasn't suggesting that a cleanup be added for each piece of malloc'd
> memory.  that will consume a fair bit more memory per allocation... i was
> actually thinking the solution would be to prefix the malloc allocation
> with a struct mem { mem *next; mem *prev }; ... and having a single
> cleanup which walks the entire list of malloc allocations.

Sounds like a pool to me. :) What's the advantage of this? If the list
is short, we're reverting closer to the one-malloc-per-cleanup case.
If the list is long, pools start looking really good. Or am I missing

Manoj Kasichainula - manojk at io dot com -

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