Differences in malloc between 6 and 7?

Poul-Henning Kamp phk at phk.freebsd.dk
Tue Mar 4 20:08:24 UTC 2008

In message <47CD9F87.4000509 at freebsd.org>, Jason Evans writes:
>gnn at freebsd.org wrote:

>It's worth mentioning that the benchmark is of marginal use, due to a 
>simple (but common) flaw.  At a minimum, a malloc benchmark should touch 
>all allocated memory at least once.  Otherwise, the benchmark is IMO too 
>far removed from reality to measure anything of value, [...]

A point I belive I also made in my phkmalloc paper 10+ years ago, so
there really is no excuse...

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