2012.09.06 15:30 "[Tiff] Managing the buffer", by

2012.09.07 14:31 "Re: [Tiff] Managing the buffer", by

It has to be cross platform including Windows and I think it may have to be archaic. We're still stuck on RedHat 5 for now on the Linux side, I'm not sure what the situation of the Windows libraries is. Are you actually saying that the implementation of _TIFFmalloc has changed?

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bob Friesenhahn [mailto:bfriesen@simple.dallas.tx.us]
> Sent: 07 September 2012 15:17
> To: Atwood, Robert (DLSLtd,RAL,DIA)
> Cc: info@awaresystems.be; tiff@lists.maptools.org
> Subject: Re: [Tiff] Managing the buffer

On Fri, 7 Sep 2012, Robert.Atwood@diamond.ac.uk wrote:

I don't see how to do it without altering the code of libtiff, as far as I can tell _TIFFMalloc just calls malloc() (on unix) and I suppose that, at compile time, the build system uses a different allocation routine depending upon the platform it's on. It would be better for me not to use TIFF than to require having a special 'hacked' version of libtiff!

What operating system are you using?

> Some operating systems allow easily replacing the memory allocators at run-

> time by telling the system to load a library before loading other libraries.

For example, under Solaris, Linux, and FreeBSD, this can be done via the LD_PRELOAD environment variable. Replacing the underlying memory allocator is a common use for this functionality.

If you are experiencing issues with the memory allocator you could try alternate ones like libumem.

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