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RE: MALLOC_PROVIDED HOWTO


Didn't realize you didn't have control over all of memory. In that case
you need the MALLOC_PROVIDED stuff as you originally planned. However, I
don't know the details of that.


On Tue, 2008-07-29 at 10:11 -0700, Alex Austin wrote:
> Problem is, this platform does not have an MMU, and I am not the only thing running. This libc essentially will be statically linked to an event handler plugin, and the system I'm plugging into provides a malloc-like function.
> 
> Would implementing sbrk as below allow discontiguous address-space usage?
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Sterling Augustine [mailto:sterling@tensilica.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, July 29, 2008 12:11 PM
> To: Alex Austin
> Subject: Re: MALLOC_PROVIDED HOWTO
> 
> It's easiest just to reimplement sbrk instead of reimplementing malloc.
> Then you get the really nice, well-documented, tunable malloc that comes
> with newlib.
> 
> void *sbrk(intptr_t increment)
> {
>         return host_os_allocate(increment);
> }
> 
> 
> On Tue, 2008-07-29 at 10:02 -0700, Alex Austin wrote:
> > My host OS has no sbrk(), so I need to reimplement malloc to use the host's memory routines. What all do I need to do? Where do I put my source, and what all needs to be defined?
> >
> > So far I did:
> > ../newlib-1.16.0/newlib/configure --host=arm-elf --target=arm-elf --enable-interwork --enable-multilib CFLAGS="-fshort-enums -mapcs -mno-apcs-stack-check -msoft-float -mfpu=fpa -fdollars-in-identifiers
> > -omit-frame-pointer -march=armv5te -mthumb-interwork -O0 -g3 -DMALLOC_PROVIDED"
> >
> > Compilation is hanging up at:
> > ../../../newlib-1.16.0/newlib/libc/stdlib/mstats.c:125:34: macro "_mallopt_r" passed 3 arguments, but takes just 2
> > ../../../newlib-1.16.0/newlib/libc/stdlib/mstats.c: In function `mallopt':
> > ../../../newlib-1.16.0/newlib/libc/stdlib/mstats.c:125: error: `_mallopt_r' undeclared (first use in this function)
> > ... (more errors) ...
> >
> > Thank you,
> > - Alex
> >
> 
> 


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