[webkit-dev] WTF::fastMalloc

Geoffrey Garen ggaren at apple.com
Tue Oct 1 15:52:50 PDT 2013

> So are you proposing to use the system allocator on Windows?

I’m proposing a two step process:

(1) Use the system allocator on Windows (and GTK).

(2) If a port maintainer cares to optimize a given port, without too much disruption to mainline code, they may do so.

FWIW, If I were conducting (2) for Windows, malloc would be pretty far down the list of things I started porting.

> The current malloc logic has been the source of a number of mysterious crashes on Windows, so reverting to the system allocator might be a good thing for stability. I don’t know what the potential performance ramifications would be.

Yes, I’ve heard that on other platforms as well.


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