perl malloc slow?

Kris Kennaway kris at
Thu Jan 8 16:41:18 PST 2004

On Thu, Jan 08, 2004 at 11:41:19AM +0100, Dag-Erling Sm?rgrav wrote:
> 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.

I heard someone say it was fixed in perl 5.<mumble> (8?)

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