[Rd] Memory allocator on OS/X

Simon Urbanek simon.urbanek at r-project.org
Sat May 20 01:33:50 CEST 2006


On May 19, 2006, at 6:37 PM, Jason Foster wrote:

> A quick scan though the mailing list archives didn't reveal any  
> reference to this article

Somehow you managed to miss it, we had a discussion about this quite  

Also based on private e-mail exchange with all involved parties the  
preliminary answer is no. The mentioned speed-up occurred only after  
patching the involved code, R was actually not even modified. It is  
still unclear whether a modification of R is safe and whether any  
speed up is to be expected. I hope to have a quiet minute during the  
weekend so I can test the various hypotheses... (There are two  
separate issues to be addressed: system malloc/free and BLAS  


> [...]
> Would it make sense for the build process that generates R binaries
> for OS X to use the Lea allocator?
> Jason Foster
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