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Date:      Thu, 29 Jul 2004 09:27:34 -0700
From:      Ted Faber <faber@ISI.EDU>
To:        Daniel Eriksson <>
Cc:        'freebsd current' <>
Subject:   Re: malloc in the slow lane
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On Thu, Jul 29, 2004 at 11:43:00AM +0200, Daniel Eriksson wrote:
> Simon L. Nielsen wrote:
> > malloc in -CURRENT has some debug flags enabled by default (can't
> > remember which).  See malloc(3) on how to disable the debug flags.
> The A and J flags are enabled by default (afaik). To disable them, do this:
> ln -s aj /etc/malloc.conf

Is this information just stored anecdotally?  I looked at the malloc man
page and /usr/src/UPDATING , and while UPDATING has a mention that some
malloc flags are on, I can't seem to determine which ones they

Am I looking in the wrong places?

If not, should this be documented? (Or perhaps, the flags set in
/etc/malloc.conf as the man page indicates?)

Or am I just being a weenie?

I'm happy to write the text for the man page, but I honestly don't know
the facts.

Ted Faber           PGP:
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