Google Malloc and MySQL Performance

Check out the performance these guys were able to obtain by using the Google Malloc patches:

The glibc malloc library is known to have issues with threading. Since these allocation calls are all wrapped in the THR_LOCK_heap mutex, these negative effects could be multiplied.

Google have written an alternate malloc library that is known to perform better with threads. Debian has packaged it, so it is a simple matter of downloading and using LD_PRELOAD

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