[fpc-devel] CMem allocator memory alignment experiment

Marco van de Voort marcov at stack.nl
Wed Nov 19 13:16:18 CET 2014

In our previous episode, Mark Morgan Lloyd said:
> >> introduces a very significant performance overhead;
> > 
> > Linux also does this.
> On some but by no means all platforms. I'm specifically trying to 
> highlight the fact that on SPARC, Solaris can fix alignment issues (at a 
> price) but Linux doesn't try to. I don't know to what extent there are 
> comparable issues on other platforms (in particular x86_64) for which 
> both Solaris and Linux are implemented.

On PPC (603), Linux did, but netbsd didn't :-)  Though that is 1.9.0 times
experience and thus slightly dated.

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