[Fedora-packaging] bundling of jemalloc

Orion Poplawski orion at cora.nwra.com
Sun Mar 22 02:19:22 UTC 2015

On 03/21/2015 01:00 PM, Niels de Vos wrote:
> On Sat, Mar 21, 2015 at 02:31:03PM +0100, Paolo Bonzini wrote:
>> Firefox and xulrunner are bundling their own copy of jemalloc (try
>> "strings /usr/lib64/xulrunner/xulrunner |grep jemalloc", or similarly
>> with /usr/lib64/firefox/firefox-bin).
>> Why isn't this recorded in the RPM provides (and why is there no mention
>> of jemalloc in
>> http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Packaging:No_Bundled_Libraries)?  Are
>> there any other known cases outside Mozilla products?  I found bug
>> 788500 about unbundling jemalloc from redis.
> If jemalloc would be its own package, we would probably use that for
> nfs-ganesha too. Currently glibc/malloc is used, but jemalloc is well
> tested by the nfs-ganesha community and could have some benefits. I have
> not checked the sources of jemalloc, so I can not say if I would be
> a suitable maintainer for it.
> Niels

There already is a jemalloc package.  Whether it is the same as what is 
in other packages is unknown.  firefox and xulrunner should have a note 
about bundled jemalloc.

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