Reason for doing malloc / bzero over calloc (performance)?
youshi10 at u.washington.edu
Wed Jun 13 07:38:39 UTC 2007
Garrett Cooper wrote:
> Title says it all -- is there a particular reason why malloc/bzero
> should be used instead of calloc?
As someone just brought to my attention, I should do some Googling.
Initial results brought up this:
<http://boredzo.org/blog/archives/2006-11-26/calloc-vs-malloc>. I would
like to provide results for CURRENT, but I don't know offhand what C
interface right supports nanoseconds or microseconds precision timing in
FreeBSD (apart from just doing nanosleeps, which isn't such a great idea
and can drift I would think due to clock skew). The original author's
solution is for Mac OSX only :(..
I think it's decided though -- calloc for now wins over malloc / bzero,
so I'm going to change that alloc/bzero to reflect the change.
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