X Server: abused or buggy?

Alan Cox alan at lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk
Wed Dec 10 08:39:26 PST 2008

> We could also investigate using a "slab allocator" approach for things like
> data structures that are a fixed size, to keep them from ending up between
> pixmaps, and hopefully reducing fragmentation that way, but that's also more

glibc already does this and you can set a size theshold for mmap backed
(thus releasable) objects. See mallopt.

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