[Mesa-dev] Switching from talloc

Owain Ainsworth zerooa at googlemail.com
Thu Jan 27 07:46:08 PST 2011

On Mon, Jan 24, 2011 at 11:07:23AM -0800, Kenneth Graunke wrote:
> Hello,
> This patch series introduces 'ralloc', an MIT-licensed recursive memory
> allocator inspired by talloc.
> Since the glsl2 merge, there have been concerns over using talloc in Mesa
> due to its LGPLv3 license.  Whether or not these are founded, switching to
> ralloc would alleviate these concerns and bring everything in line with
> Mesa's traditional licensing.
> We would also be able to customize and tune ralloc for Mesa's needs without
> having to consider any potential negative performance impact on Samba.
> If there are no objections, I'll push this series later this week.

As someone who was making a fuss about talloc at XDS2010 (then dropped
off the map due to being insanely busy), i am entirely in favour of

No time to do any code review right now but spiritually I like this.

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