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<div class="moz-cite-prefix">On 17/12/2015 19:03, Salz, Rich wrote:<br>
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<pre wrap="">I don't need it so I don't object. But if anyone objects, you could write a ...
<pre wrap="">Good point!
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<pre wrap="">I guess this is because that interface is not a part of a commercial grade full
featured SSL/TLS and general purpose crypto library, it is just a means to do
quality assurance on said library.
<pre wrap="">That seems to be the main usage, yes. I think it had more uses in the early days such as on old windows/msdos?
<tt>Old Windows/msdos was the most widespread platform where <br>
the compiler provided malloc/free tended to be crap and <br>
had to be overridden in a compiler specific way to make <br>
it work reasonably. Note that this was a *compiler* <br>
specific issue and tended to depend on both the brand, <br>
version and sometimes even command line options of the <br>
However even for Win16, MS-DOS and OS/2 16-bit, the <br>
ability to redirect all memory calls through a user <br>
provided set of malloc/free/realloc/msize functions <br>
would do the job. The hard part was writing those <br>
override functions, even with a your copies of TAOCP <br>
and K&R (2nd ed) handy.<br>
A completely different use for special memory <br>
allocation work would be to take advantage of <br>
algorithm specific knowledge to optimize allocation <br>
and system call patterns, such as keeping all the <br>
small allocations for a decoded X.509 certificate or <br>
all the intermediaries for an RSA calculation <br>
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