Knowing When to Let Go: Better Living Through Memory Management
Subject:   What about preallocated memory?
Date:   2003-06-11 16:59:28
From:   anonymous2
Response to: What about preallocated memory?

However it is also important to realise that malloc and free are not system calls. This is important because while brk/anon-mmap are relatively expensive, malloc and free are signifigantly cheaper. In most cases you are better off tuning your allocator then avoiding dynamic allocation.

There are problems that require pre-allocation, but they are few, and far between.

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  1. Re: What about preallocated memory?
    2003-06-11 22:01:17  iapole [View]

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