Re: philosophical question...

From: Brooks Davis (
Date: 12/03/01

Date: Mon, 3 Dec 2001 07:07:16 -0800
From: Brooks Davis <>
To: Oleg Cherkasov <>

On Mon, Dec 03, 2001 at 02:57:55PM +0100, Oleg Cherkasov wrote:
> Yes, you are right, it is better to keep it out of the kernel. But except
> having /etc/malloc.conf, is it better to have a shell variable MEMORY_RANDOM
> or MALLOC_CONF? In this case just 'weak' services can be run with that
> option on. We still do not know how will it affect performance ... because
> it will be additional cycles during memory allocation for every single
> *alloc() call. Some software could be very aggressive using malloc(), who
> knows.

The MALLOC_OPTIONS variable would allow this. Please RFTM before

-- Brooks

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