a verb for doing what madvise(...JEMALLOC_PURGE_MADVISE) does

Bradley C. Kuszmaul bradley at mit.edu
Tue Sep 9 08:04:53 PDT 2014

When writing about malloc, I often need a verb to describe what
madvise(...,MADV_DONTNEED) does on linux (and what MADV_FREE does on BSD).

Is "purge" the right verb?  Is "purge" used for other things in the
mallocation world?

Any help to make my writing clearer would be appreciated!

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