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From Jim Jagielski <>
Subject Re: ap_slotmem
Date Wed, 13 May 2009 15:31:54 GMT

On May 13, 2009, at 10:17 AM, jean-frederic clere wrote:

> Jim Jagielski wrote:
>> OK, I think having 2 more API functions rounds out the impl;
>> Consider: the current assumption is that the user manages the
>> indexes into the slotmem. But what if the user doesn't?
> Then he can't use the stuff :-(
>> Certainly
>> it would make sense for the slotmem to know what slots are now
>> currently available and return a "free" slot to the caller.
>> So I think a "grab" and a "return" function are required as well.
> I have malloc() / free() / getused() / getfree()  switchable logic  
> that I can add quickly. Basically it create a table of used and free  
> slotmem  additionally to data it.


Yesterday I added in a 'inuse' table, basically to optimize the  
function, and already have a 'grab'/'return' impl here ready to svn ci.
(I'm guessing my grab == malloc and return == free)... I like the
idea of a knowing the amount free and used as well...

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