GNU malloc vs. slab alloc

Torsten Foertsch torsten.foertsch at
Fri Apr 28 11:18:15 UTC 2006

On Friday 28 April 2006 07:11, Evan Martin wrote:
> Not exactly related, but it'd be interesting to see whether you get a
> benefit out of using tcmalloc:
> It's designed especially for running large, memory-intensive servers,
> with performance (space/cpu) as a primary concern.  (For example, part
> of the tradeoff it makes is that it can allocate/manage small objects
> more efficiently but has a constant requirement of 6mb of memory.)

No, I haven't tried because "make check" for google-perftools yields errors on 
my AMD64 box.

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