[sldev] [VWR] Heap checkers

Bryan O'Sullivan bos at lindenlab.com
Thu Jul 31 10:09:37 PDT 2008

On Thu, Jul 31, 2008 at 9:53 AM, Brad Kittenbrink (Brad Linden)
<brad at lindenlab.com> wrote:

> Internally we've been investigating using tcmalloc on windows.  Our tests
> with heap checking enabled have resulted in framerates of about 4-5fps once
> logged in.  We haven't focused as much on non-windows platforms yet, frankly
> because replacing the allocator is likely easier there.  From what I recall,
> we didn't run into any problems with tcmalloc on linux / OS X, but I'll
> double check on that.  I'm very curious about the gtk thread issue you
> mention.

We used to build and ship the Linux viewer against tcmalloc, but we
gave up because of reports of crashes that we were unable to
reproduce. Perhaps the situation has since improved.

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