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Re: Bug#430140: ITP: hoard -- Fast, scalable, and efficient replacement memory allocator

On Fri, Jun 22, 2007 at 09:27:49AM -0700, Russ Allbery wrote:
> Hoard is a replacement memory allocator that can be used instead of glibc
> malloc without recompiling binaries.  It is faster and more efficient
> under many load patterns than the default glibc malloc, and is particularly
> good for multithreaded programs running on multiple processors.

What's the downsides? I'd guess that if it's GPLed and not in glibc, there's
a catch somehow.

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