Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] g_mem-chunk_destroy does not free memory for GLib > 2.8
From: Bill Meier <[email protected]>
Date: Sun, 11 Oct 2009 09:31:40 -0400
Kovarththanan Rajaratnam wrote:
Hey Bill,

Is there any reason why we couldn't use se_alloc and friends? This should be faster now that we're defaulting to _not_ use canaries for seasonal memory.
Using se_alloc is the conclusion I came to.... (when the code frees 
GMemChunk memory per-capture).
However: packet-isakmp destroys GMemChunks more often. I haven't yet 
looked at the other dissectors (and other code) using GMemChunks to see 
if there are other cases wherein GMemChunks are destroyed more often 
than every capture.
If so, it occurs to me that it might be quite simple to just allow 
dissectors & etc  to init/alloc/free their own emem_chunks using 
slightly generalized emem code.....