[Interest] memory fragmentation?

Thiago Macieira thiago.macieira at intel.com
Tue Aug 21 13:17:00 CEST 2012

On terça-feira, 21 de agosto de 2012 11.53.45, Rainer Wiesenfarth wrote:
> > How? Putting up an alert usually requires allocating memory somewhere, be
> > it in your application or in the display server.
> Look at the various solutions used as "new handlers". For example, you
> could pre-allocate some amount of memory and an open file handle / some
> NVRAM space / ... for "panic actions".

Reminds me of Symbian.

The Nokia N8 hardware had 32 MB of dedicated video RAM. But since the camera 
application could start at any moment, 28 MB were reserved to it. Another 2 MB 
was reserved to display the out-of-memory dialog.

So applications had to make do with 2 MB of video RAM.

Thanks, but no thanks.

> Back on topic: There are third party memory allocators for various
> purposes that might do a better job than the one bundled with the OS.
> But the gap narrows.


Thiago Macieira - thiago.macieira (AT) intel.com
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