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You missed the point

You missed the point

Posted Mar 27, 2008 11:05 UTC (Thu) by nix (subscriber, #2304)
In reply to: You missed the point by pr1268
Parent article: Striking gold in binutils

Actually the memory allocator largely interfaces with itself and its userspace callers. Its
interface with the kernel is restricted to the occasional sbrk() and mmap() calls.

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You missed the point

Posted Mar 28, 2008 3:45 UTC (Fri) by pflugstad (subscriber, #224) [Link]

Also, TCMalloc doesn't return memory to the kernel at all, while GNU libc's does.  

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