ggaren at apple.com
Tue Oct 1 11:33:29 PDT 2013
> A 5% regression in page load performance seems pretty serious.
I’m assuming you’re considering the GTK port here, and not the end-of-life Qt port.
Are you up for some engineering work to adopt a better malloc for GTK?
Here’s a rough task list:
(1) Define a canonical GTK platform we’ll use for performance measurement.
(2) Measure FastMalloc on/off on that platform.
Assuming FastMalloc is a significant improvement:
(1b) or specifically annotate each object at the API library with a per-class operator new / operator delete.
(2) Find a fast secure random number API on the canonical GTK platform.
(3) Find a fast thread-specific data API on the canonical GTK platform.
If you take on these tasks, I’m happy to take on the larger task of providing a fast malloc for GTK WebKit.
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