Android issues

Mike Hommey mh+jemalloc at
Thu Mar 15 12:58:39 PDT 2012


I'm trying to get jemalloc built for Android, and here is a short list
of things that go wrong:
- pthread_create is not defined in libpthread, but in libc, which makes
  the test fail.
- The AC_RUN_IFELSE test for STATIC_PAGE_SHIFT fails because it requires
  not to be cross-compiling, which makes hard-fail.
- Android system headers don't provide sys/sysctl.h. But it seems it's
  not used anyways, so removing the include worked for me (and worked on
  plain Linux too)
- There are no atomic ops for arm, but the __sync_* ones work. Sadly,
  the compiler doesn't define __GCC_HAVE_SYNC_COMPARE_AND_SWAP_4.
- Older Android stack doesn't have pthread_atfork. But I don't think you
  should care about that. We have a workaround for that.

Apparently, that's all, though I haven't run it yet because of other
integration problems with Firefox.



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