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From: Robert Ramey (ramey_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-06-24 03:34:11

Stuart Reynolds wrote:

> For our own interrnal uses of STL we provide our own STL allocators,
> which resolve to malloc/free callback functions provided to our
> library through its public interface. However, without recompiling the
> source to the serialization library, I don't think I can make the
> library use these allocators. (Right?)


> Generally speaking, because I work on embedded systems, we need to
> monitor and control memory usage very carefully. We can't have any
> dependencies on libraries that make naked calls to malloc/free or
> global new/delete since on many of the platforms we target the OS does
> not provide a heap, or must use a particular one of manys available
> heaps each of which may reference physically different memory.
> If all allocations went to boost::archive::details::heap_allocator<>,

they don't. heap allocator is used only for resurrection objects saved
through pointers.

> So, for now it looks like I need to modify the the serialization
> library for boost and incorporate it into my build system. (Right?)


Robert Ramey

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