[erlang-questions] Memory allocator

Hynek Vychodil <>
Sat Mar 21 00:47:46 CET 2009


tcmalloc have good idea. What about memory cache per scheduler?

2009/3/21 Tony Arcieri <>

> I noticed in Ulf Wiger's presentation Erlang Programming for Multicore:
>
> http://ulf.wiger.net/weblog/2009/01/23/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.
>
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> Tony Arcieri
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