[webkit-dev] WTF::fastMalloc

Martin Robinson mrobinson at webkit.org
Tue Oct 1 08:59:15 PDT 2013

On Mon, Sep 30, 2013 at 7:41 PM, Zoltan Horvath <zoltan at webkit.org> wrote:

> Based on a 2.5-year-old measurement
> (http://webkit.sed.hu/blog/20100302/war-allocators-qtlaunchers-coast) on the
> Qt-port, the page loading on the Methanol test suite was 5% faster (avg)
> with TCmalloc than the default system allocator on Linux. The performance
> results of the SunSpider suite was similar for both allocators. The memory
> consumption was always lower with the default os allocator.

A 5% regression in page load performance seems pretty serious.


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