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Subject: RE: search a string
From: Linus Nielsen Feltzing (linus_at_haxx.se)
Date: 2002-09-06


On Fri, 6 Sep 2002 14:04:06 -0400, John Wood wrote:
> It you had a stack based at the end of the buffer, then you
> woudln't get fragmentation. I'm not suggesting using the buffer as
> a heap. Most operations (loading a folder, loading a playlist,
> doing a search)are cascading operations and so stack allocation is
> appropriate.
> When you allocate stuff on the stack, it'll shrink the cached MP3
> data. It'll just run out of cache sooner than it did previously.

The MP3 buffer is a ring buffer that wraps at the end. Thus, the
unused memory can be anywhere in that buffer, depending on where the
data was loaded the last time.

/Linus

-- 
Linus Nielsen Feltzing, linus_at_haxx.se on 2002-09-06



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