27 August 2008

Stand-alone jemalloc for Linux

I have received numerous requests for a version of jemalloc that is ported to various operating systems. My plan has long been to create a jemalloc distribution that supports *BSD, Linux, Solaris, OS X, and Windows, but there are a lot of portability headaches to deal with for OS X and Windows, so the project keeps being neglected.

Porting to Linux isn't much trouble though, so I whipped up a minimal distribution this morning, and put it in this directory. Maybe someday I'll get around to a proper widely portable distribution, but until then, I hope people find the Linux port useful.