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authorRich Felker <>2020-06-03 18:51:21 -0400
committerRich Felker <>2020-06-03 18:51:21 -0400
commit96490a4aef5a5d36c5e1b67c77d59d6f60c0741b (patch)
parentc4694f4061aa393e82cf3b587a56a86c1311f438 (diff)
remove stale document from malloc src directory
this was an unfinished draft document present since the initial check-in, that was never intended to ship in its current form. remove it as part of reorganizing for replacement of the allocator.
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diff --git a/src/malloc/DESIGN b/src/malloc/DESIGN
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-In principle, this memory allocator is roughly equivalent to Doug
-Lea's dlmalloc with fine-grained locking.
-Uses a freelist binned by chunk size, with a bitmap to optimize
-searching for the smallest non-empty bin which can satisfy an
-allocation. If no free chunks are available, it creates a new chunk of
-the requested size and attempts to merge it with any existing free
-chunk immediately below the newly created chunk.
-Whether the chunk was obtained from a bin or newly created, it's
-likely to be larger than the requested allocation. malloc always
-finishes its work by passing the new chunk to realloc, which will
-split it into two chunks and free the tail portion.