Introduction to Talloc

Talloc provides a hierarchical, reference counted memory pool system with destructors. It is the core memory allocator used in Samba.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-7.4 platform.

Package Information

Talloc Dependencies


docbook-xml-4.5, docbook-xsl-1.78.1 and libxslt-1.1.28 (To generate man pages) and Python-2.7.5 (To build Python module).

User Notes: http://wiki.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/wiki/talloc

Installation of Talloc

Install Talloc by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=/usr &&

To check the results, issue make check.

Now, as the root user:

make install


Installed Programs: None
Installed Libraries: libpytalloc-util.so, libtalloc.so and talloc.so (Python Module)
Installed Directories: None

Short Descriptions


contains a replacemnt for the Glibc malloc function.

Last updated on 2013-09-09 15:17:21 -0700