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Subject: [boost] [pool] Doubling algorithm
From: Martin Scheffler (martinscheffler_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-07-07 02:15:30

I just stumbled across an old problem:
The maximum size of new allocations cannot be limited in boost::pool.
I have a pool that grows to hundreds of megabytes. The pool doubles its
allocation size every time it runs out of free space. Because Windows wants
to allocate consecutive free space, I get out of memory errors even when my
program only uses ~500 mb of main memory. If I could limit the amount of
memory to allocate this would not be a problem.

This was already discussed here:

Has anything happened since then? Is boost::pool currently maintained? Or
are there alternative memory pool libraries I could use?
Thank you!

Martin Scheffler

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