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Date: Sat, 21 Jan 2012 08:08:47 -0500
From: Rich Felker <>
Subject: Re: Releasing 0.8.4?

On Sat, Jan 21, 2012 at 12:51:19PM +0100, Szabolcs Nagy wrote:
> * Rich Felker <> [2012-01-20 20:07:20 -0500]:
> > Anything critical that should be addressed before releasing current
> > git as 0.8.4? I figure it's been in a "stable" (hiatus) state long
> > enough that it should be good, but if not I'd like to hear about the
> > problems sooner rather than later. :-)
> i reported a bug about the CHUNK_SIZE macro of malloc

The bug I was aware about was fixed. Can you remind me if there's
another one I'm not aware about?

> there is an old related FIXME comment in malloc.c
> you haven't replied my mail if that can be resolved
> with the found bug

The fix only affected mmapped chunks and the realloc comment was for
heap-managed chunks, so unfortunately I don't think it helps.

> imho that if(0) can be eliminated
> but i don't quite understand the
> algorithm as much as you do..

That code also involves a tradeoff (sacrificing a little time for the
sake of reducing fragmentation), so it's not 100% clear that it's even
desirable. I'd at least like to wait til some time other than
right-before-release to study the issue.


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