New libc malloc patch

Jason Evans jasone at
Thu Dec 1 07:21:32 GMT 2005

On Nov 29, 2005, at 2:52 AM, Hiten Pandya wrote:
> I see that you have included an implementation of red-black tree CPP
> macros, but wouldn't it be better if you were to use the ones in
> <sys/tree.h> ?  I have only had a precursory look, but I would have
> thought that would be the way to go.

There's an updated patch available:

This patch includes the following changes:

*) Use sys/tree.h rather than a separate red-black tree implementation.

*) Use the __isthreaded symbol to avoid locking for single-threaded  
programs, and to simplify malloc initialization.  The extra branches  
that are required to check __isthreaded should be more than offset by  
the removal of an atomic compare/swap operation.

*) Fix an obscure bug (very difficult to trigger without changing  
some compile-time constants).


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