[dpdk-dev] The type string in the malloc library is unused

Morten Brørup mb at smartsharesystems.com
Sat Sep 14 10:29:34 CEST 2019

I tend to agree with Stephen here, although it will break the API/ABI.


Another argument supporting its removal is the fact that it has remained non-implemented for many years, so a function for dumping information about rte_malloc'ed memory using the "type" string for debugging purposes has apparently not been in very high demand.


Med venlig hilsen / kind regards

- Morten Brørup


From: Stephen Hemminger [mailto:stephen at networkplumber.org] 
Sent: Saturday, September 14, 2019 8:24 AM
To: Morten Brørup
Subject: Re: [dpdk-dev] The type string in the malloc library is unused


I would vote for removing it.

It is too late to implement it without breaking existing code.



On Fri, Sep 13, 2019, 3:32 PM Morten Brørup <mb at smartsharesystems.com> wrote:

	Hi Anatoly,
	The functions in the DPDK malloc library takes a "type" parameter (a string, supposedly for debug purposes), but the underlying malloc_heap functions (which take the same string parameter) don't store or use this string for anything.
	Is the intention to implement this sometime in the future, or should it be considered for removal?

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