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malloc_stats(3) man page for review

I've written the man page page below to document glibc's
malloc_stats(3). Review comments welcome!



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.TH MALLOC_STATS 3  2012-04-28 "Linux" "Linux Programmer's Manual"
mall_stats \- print memory allocation statistics
.B #include <malloc.h>

.B void malloc_stats(void);
.BR malloc_stats ()
function prints (on standard error) statistics about memory allocated by
.BR malloc (3)
and related functions.
For each arena (allocation area), this function prints
the total amount of memory allocated by means other than
.BR mmap (2)
and the total number of bytes consumed by in-use allocations.
(These two values correspond to the
.I arena
.I uordblks
fields retrieved by
.BR mallinfo (3).)
In addition,
the function prints the sum of these two statistics for all arenas,
and the maximum number of blocks and bytes that were ever simultaneously
allocated using
.BR mmap (2).
.\" Available already in glibc 2.0, possibly earlier
This function is a GNU extension.
More detailed information about memory allocations in the main arena
can be obtained using
.BR mallinfo (3).
.BR mmap (2),
.BR mallinfo (3),
.BR malloc (3),
.BR malloc_info (3),
.BR mallopt (3)

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