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bug#43389: 28.0.50; Emacs memory leaks

From: DJ Delorie
Subject: bug#43389: 28.0.50; Emacs memory leaks
Date: Tue, 17 Nov 2020 12:20:21 -0500

Eli Zaretskii <eliz@gnu.org> writes:
> You mean, trace all the memory allocations in Emacs with the tracer?
> That would produce huge amounts of data, as Emacs calls malloc at an
> insane frequency.  Or maybe I don't understand what kind of tracing
> procedure you had in mind

That's exactly what it does, and yes, it easily generates gigabytes
(sometimes terabytes) of trace information.  But it also captures the
most accurate view of what's going on, and lets us replay (via
simulation) all the malloc API calls, so we can reproduce most
malloc-related problems on a whim.

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