This is a security-focused general purpose memory allocator providing the malloc API along with various extensions. It provides substantial hardening against heapcorruption vulnerabilities. The security-focused design also leads to much less metadata overhead and memory waste from fragmentation than a more traditional allocator design. It aims to provide decent overall performance with a focus on long-term performance and memory usage rather than allocator micro-benchmarks. It offers scalability via a configurable number of entirely independently arenas, with the internal locking within arenas further divided up per size class.

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This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://copr.fedorainfracloud.org/coprs/qoijjj/hardened_malloc