[Mesa-dev] RFC: Memory allocation on Mesa

Tamminen, Eero T eero.t.tamminen at intel.com
Tue May 12 08:51:03 UTC 2020


On Tue, 2020-05-12 at 10:36 +0200, Timur Kristóf wrote:
> On Mon, 2020-05-11 at 20:19 +0000, Tamminen, Eero T wrote:
> > I've done a lot of resource usage analysis at former job[1], but
> > I've
> > never had needed anything like that.  malloc etc all reside in a
> > separate shared library from Mesa, so calls to them always cross
> > dynamic library boundary and therefore all of them can be caught
> > with
> > the dynamic linker features (LD_PRELOAD, LD_AUDIT...).
> I think he meant something like GCC's --wrap option, and wasn't
> talking
> about the dynamic linker.

Using it requires relinking the SW to use, so I would use it only on
some embedded platform which dynamic linker doesn't support better
interception methods.

(Note: "--wrap" isn't GCC options, but one for binutils ld.)

	- Eero

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