Hello Alex,

AV> Oh my! That's ptmalloc on Windows, isn't it?! That little thing
AV> seriously rocks in multi-threaded systems with a lot of dynamic memory
AV> allocation. It can resolve nasty scalability bottlenecks there by 
AV> getting rid of a mutex in malloc/free.

AV> Not sure if it will do much good for Ruby though - Ruby threads are
AV> green, not native.

Yes it will improve the runtime speed but it also has lower
fragmentation then the original msvcrt.dll implementation.


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