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SubjectRe: Linux 2.4.2 fails to merge mmap areas, 700% slowdown.

Kevin Buhr writes:
> If I recall correctly, RedHat's 2.96 was a modified development
> snapshot of GCC 3.0, not an official GCC release. If this is just a
> quirk in 2.96 that can be fixed before the official release of 3.0 by
> a trivial patch to libiberty, maybe your original hunch was right and
> the kernel should be left as-is.

It is the garbage collector scheme used for memory allocation in gcc
>=2.96 that triggers the bad cases seen by Serge.

David S. Miller
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