[petsc-dev] Using multiple mallocs with PETSc

Jed Brown jed at jedbrown.org
Tue Mar 14 16:17:17 CDT 2017

Barry Smith <bsmith at mcs.anl.gov> writes:
>    Well it actually does something malloc doesn't do. It allows for
>    multiple malloc backends, 

A malloc implementation can have multiple arenas.

>    and possibly allows for other things like tracking how often the
>    malloced space is accessed.


>    And keeps enough information for migration of malloced space.

What does that mean?

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