HEADSUP: malloc changeover

Giorgos Keramidas keramida at ceid.upatras.gr
Fri Jan 13 11:54:59 PST 2006

On 2006-01-13 19:52, Poul-Henning Kamp <phk at phk.freebsd.dk> wrote:
>In message <1A89617A-5F0E-492E-8C21-10A4F679BCD2 at freebsd.org>, Jason Evans writes:
>> The most likely types of application bugs that this malloc
>> implementation will uncover are:
> And speaking from experience: You can do Jason a big favour by
> trying your app with Electric Fence or similar before yelling
> at him.

HEH!  Definitely.  I have built & run at least four versions
since January 11, two with DEBUG_FLAGS='-g' for both userland and
kernel and two without.  As Jason said, we should probably keep
looking for potential problems both in the new malloc() and the
programs that use it, but the fact that my laptop still runs
quite fine with several dozens of ports installed some time back
in December seems to imply there aren't any _really_ _nasty_ bugs
in malloc so far

thanks for the work you've put into this :)

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