[erlang-questions] Memory allocator

Tony Arcieri tony@REDACTED
Sat Mar 21 00:24:52 CET 2009

I noticed in Ulf Wiger's presentation Erlang Programming for Multicore:


...that the main contention point in R13A is now the memory allocator.

Are there any plans for addressing this, such as moving to a different
memory allocator, maybe:

tcmalloc: http://goog-perftools.sourceforge.net/doc/tcmalloc.html
hoard: http://www.hoard.org

I'm curious how much something like this would improve Erlang's
performance.  Perhaps I'll try benchmarking Erlang with these allocators
versus plain vanilla libc.

Tony Arcieri
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