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    lockfree-malloc is a scalable drop-in replacement for malloc/free. · ab5076a1
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    * It's thread-friendly. It supports a practically-unlimited number of
      concurrent threads, without locking or performance degradation.
    * It's efficient, especially in a multi-threaded environment. Compared to
      a stock libc allocator, we see a significant performance boost.
    * It does NOT fragment or leak memory, unlike a stock libc allocator.
    * It wastes less memory. For small objects (less than 8kb in size), the
      overhead is around 0 bytes. (!)
    * It is designed from the ground-up for 64-bit architectures.
    * It is elegant. The whole codebase is only around 800 lines of fairly
      clean C++. (!)
    * It fully stand-alone; it does not rely on pthreads or libc at runtime.
    
    PR:		ports/170324
    Submitted by:	Veniamin Gvozdikov <g.veniamin@googlemail.com>
    Approved by:	eadler (mentor)
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