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From Brian Behlendorf <br...@collab.net>
Subject Re: faster malloc for multithreaded programs
Date Mon, 01 Nov 1999 19:59:39 GMT

LGPL is much less onerous than GPL, and I think we'd be clear of viral
implications even if we distributed it as a part of a tarball, especially
since it sounds like it's just a drop-in replacement for malloc.

That's my unprofessional opinion, but not an uninformed one.

	Brian

On Mon, 1 Nov 1999, Rasmus Lerdorf wrote:
> Sounds cool, but it is under the LGPL.
> 
> -Rasmus
> 
> On Mon, 1 Nov 1999, Dean Gaudet wrote:
> 
> > ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> > From: "Emery Berger" <emery@cs.utexas.edu>
> > Subject: Hoard 1.2 - malloc/free replacement: 30% faster + SPROC support
> > Date: Sun, 31 Oct 1999 08:43:23 GMT
> > 
> > Hoard is a fast, scalable, and memory-efficient replacement
> > for malloc/free for multiprocessors. The newest release (1.2)
> > incorporates a user-level lock implementation (for x86, SPARC,
> > and SGI's) that improves performance by about 30%. This makes
> > Hoard faster than the Linux allocator in glibc2, even on just
> > one processor (it's always been faster for multiple processors).
> > 
> > This version also includes an "sproc" version for SGI's.
> > 
> >         <http://www.cs.utexas.edu/users/emery/hoard>
> > 
> > - -- Emery
> 

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