perl malloc slow?

Alexander Leidinger Alexander at
Tue Jan 6 04:19:04 PST 2004

On Tue, 06 Jan 2004 11:29:05 +0000
Holger Kipp <Holger.Kipp at> wrote:

> Searching on the internet gave the impression that this might be
> malloc/FreeBSD related. Any chance of this being resolved?

Use perls own malloc implementation (make -DWITHOUT_PERL_MALLOC for an
up-to-date perl5.8 port, if you use make -DWITH_THREADS perls own malloc
implementation gets disabled by the FreeBSD port)? AFAIK perl 5.0 in the
4.x basesystem doesn't use its own malloc implementation.

I've tried it on -current with perl 5.6.1:
 - I've aborted your testcode after 5 minutes without perl malloc
 - with perl malloc it needs ~9 seconds


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