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-7.8 platform.

Package Information

  • Download (HTTP): https://www.samba.org/ftp/talloc/talloc-2.1.3.tar.gz

  • Download MD5 sum: 3e285de2228ae67ff0a0f5cec658f627

  • Download size: 424 KB

  • Estimated disk space required: 7.2 MB (with tests and both python modules)

  • Estimated build time: 0.3 SBU (with tests and both python modules)

Talloc Dependencies


docbook-xml-4.5, docbook-xsl-1.78.1 and libxslt-1.1.28 (To generate man pages), Python-2.7.10 (To build Python-2 module) and Python-3.4.3 (To build Python-3 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

Command Explanations

--extra-python=PYTHON: This switch enables building selected libraries for the specified additional version of Python (example: --extra-python=/usr/bin/python3).


Installed Programs: None
Installed Libraries: libpytalloc-util.cpython-34m.so, libpytalloc-util.so, libtalloc.so, talloc.so (Python-2 Module) and talloc.cpython-34m.so (Python-3 Module)
Installed Directories: None

Short Descriptions


contains a replacemnt for the Glibc malloc function.

Last updated on 2015-09-20 19:26:37 -0700