Memory usage: jemalloc v/s libc allocator

Daniel Micay danielmicay at
Tue Mar 3 08:49:29 PST 2015

On 03/03/15 09:38 AM, Eduardo Silva wrote:
> Hi,
> I got some reports about high memory usage by our open source project
> when jemalloc is enabled, to put you in context: Monkey HTTP Server[0]
> by default uses jemalloc in static linking mode, but optionally at
> build time can use the common system allocator.
> When starting the server with jemalloc, the server uses an average of
> 8MB, when is disabled (common system allocator) it goes down to 174KB.
> This is a major concern when used on Embedded environments so I would
> like to know how can we reduce the space used by jemalloc initially.
> If required I can provide steps to reproduce the scenario.
> [0]
> thanks for your time,

How are you measuring memory usage?

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