Re: Should we drop XP?
- Date: Wed, 1 Apr 2015 12:50:56 +0300
- From: LRN <lrn1986@xxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Should we drop XP?
On 01.04.2015 11:06, Christian Hergert wrote: > On 04/01/2015 12:47 AM, Alexander Larsson wrote: >> On ons, 2015-04-01 at 09:46 +0200, Ignacio Casal Quinteiro wrote: >>> well one of the reasons is that we are patching downstream in this >>> ways (it can be fixed though) >>> https://github.com/Alexpux/MINGW-packages/blob/master/mingw-w64-glib2/0027-no_sys_if_nametoindex.patch >>> >>> >>> and afaik fan or lrn had some ideas to improve some parts of the code >>> once xp is dropped >> >> Sounds like its time to drop it then! > > I know this is *slightly* off topic, but can we consider dropping GSlice > too? Last I asked around it sounded like it was required on Windows for > older systems that had an atrocious malloc implementation. > > On a modern GNU/Linux, glibc's malloc uses both less memory than GSlice > and is significantly faster (and doesn't screw up gdb). I did a bunch of > benchmarks on this last year at the Berlin hackfest. > > I'd love to hear from the GStreamer folks on all of this anyway, since I > believe they are likely the heaviest user of GLib+win32. > > >  https://github.com/chergert/alloctest heftig: LRN: ran it: http://pkgbuild.com/~heftig/alloctest/ heftig: (had no tcmalloc-minimal, so used jemalloc) LRN: um...wonderful, only i have no idea what this all means heftig: gslice is faster than gmalloc and does not use more memory, either heftig: in contrast to what the mail claims heftig: both are beat by jemalloc, though __tim: heftig, on which windows version? how much faster? heftig: __tim: the mail talks about testing gslice on linux, not windows __tim: right __tim: oh of course, it says so at the bottom of your site as well -- O< ascii ribbon - stop html email! - www.asciiribbon.org
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