Re: Malloc Library

From: Duane Wessels <>
Date: Mon, 29 Jun 1998 17:03:19 -0600

"Jeff Madison" writes:

>I am running the new squid beta 22 on Solaris x86 2.6. We seem to be
>experiencing some type of a memory leak. I've read something about
>compiling with a different malloc library that may solve the problem. Does
>any one have information regarding which library is the best, where can I
>get it, and how do I use it?


dlmalloc has been written by Doug Lea. According to Doug:

     This is not the fastest, most space-conserving, most portable, or
     most tunable malloc ever written. However it is among the fastest
     while also being among the most space-conserving, portable and

dlmalloc is included with the Squid-1.2 source distribution. To use
this library, you simply give an option to the configure script:

        % ./configure --enable-dlmalloc ...

Duane W.
Received on Mon Jun 29 1998 - 16:04:17 MDT

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