perl malloc slow?

Dag-ErlingSmørgrav des at
Thu Jan 8 02:41:29 PST 2004

Holger Kipp <Holger.Kipp at> writes:
> Searching on the internet gave the impression that this might be
> malloc/FreeBSD related. Any chance of this being resolved?

This is basically a bug in Perl (poor choice of algorithm for growing
strings).  Perl's malloc() implementation knows about and compensates
for this bug.  FreeBSD's malloc() implementation does not.

Dag-Erling Smørgrav - des at

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