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On memory allocators

19.12.2010 Leave a comment

An article on strategies of memory allocation. Discusses basic malloc/free, reference counting, Apache-style pool-based memory management and garbage collection. It seems like a good introduction and features some pointers to more in-depth descriptions. Conservative garbage collectors are a neat idea, but I’m concerned about the overhead: going through all allocated memory in search for pointers must be costly.

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