Re: Malloc and dynamic memory allocation

Matti Aarnio (
Thu, 24 Jul 1997 18:13:01 +0300 (EET DST)

> Hackers of Linux,
> I am quite new to the field.I wanted some info on algos of dynamic
> memory allocation in Linux . I heard that the new implementation is
> different from the older one(of malloc).Can you tell me how it is
> different.

Your question concerns user-space malloc() implementations
of which there are many to choose from.

I suggest studying GNU LIBC (glibc) sources and documentations,
and libc-5 sources, and documents.

This question does not have anything to do with KERNEL memory
management issues.

> _/ _/ Vijo Cherian

Hmm.. Lenghty signature without email address in it.

/Matti Aarnio <>