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Date: Tue, 9 Jan 2018 14:26:44 -0500
From: Rich Felker <dalias@...c.org>
To: musl@...ts.openwall.com
Subject: Re: [PATCH 5/7] use the new lock algorithm for malloc

On Tue, Jan 09, 2018 at 07:58:51PM +0100, Jens Gustedt wrote:
> Hello Rich,
> 
> On Tue, 9 Jan 2018 12:42:34 -0500 Rich Felker <dalias@...c.org> wrote:
> 
> > On Wed, Jan 03, 2018 at 02:17:12PM +0100, Jens Gustedt wrote:
> > > Malloc used a specialized lock implementation in many places. Now
> > > that we have a generic lock that has the desired properties, we
> > > should just use this, instead of this multitude of very similar
> > > lock mechanisms. ---
> > >  src/malloc/malloc.c | 38 +++++++++++++-------------------------
> > >  1 file changed, 13 insertions(+), 25 deletions(-)
> > > 
> > > diff --git a/src/malloc/malloc.c b/src/malloc/malloc.c
> > > index 9e05e1d6..6c667a5a 100644
> > > --- a/src/malloc/malloc.c
> > > +++ b/src/malloc/malloc.c
> > > @@ -13,6 +13,8 @@
> > >  #define inline inline __attribute__((always_inline))
> > >  #endif
> > >  
> > > +#include "__lock.h"
> > > +  
> > 
> > Ah, I see -- maybe you deemed malloc to be the only place where
> > inlining for the sake of speed made sense? That's probably true.
> 
> Yes, and also I was trying to be conservative. Previously, the lock
> functions for malloc resided in the same TU, so they were probably
> inlined most of the time.

Yes, and that was done because (at least at the time) it made a
significant empirical difference. So I suspect it makes sense to do
the same still. I've queued your patches 1-3 for inclusion in my next
push unless I see any major problem. I might try to get the rest
included too but being that I'm behind on this release cycle we'll
see..

Thanks for all your work on this and patience. :)

Rich

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