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-9.0 platform.

Package Information

Talloc Dependencies


docbook-xml-4.5, docbook-xsl-1.79.2 and libxslt-1.1.33 (To generate man pages), Python-2.7.16 (To build Python-2 module), GDB-8.3, git-2.23.0, xfsprogs-5.2.1, libtirpc-1.1.4, and Valgrind-3.15.0

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/python2).


Installed Programs: None
Installed Libraries: libpytalloc-util.cpython-35m-x86-64-linux-gnu.so, libpytalloc-util.so, libtalloc.so, talloc.so (Python-2 Module) and talloc.cpython-35m-x86_64-linux-gnu.so (Python-3 Module)
Installed Directories: None

Short Descriptions


contains a replacement for the Glibc malloc function.

Last updated on 2019-08-17 15:16:30 -0700