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 12.1 platform.

Package Information

Talloc Dependencies


docbook-xml-4.5, docbook-xsl-nons-1.79.2 and libxslt-1.1.39 (To generate man pages), GDB-14.1, git-2.44.0, libnsl-2.0.1, libtirpc-1.3.4, Valgrind-3.22.0, and xfsprogs-6.6.0

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.cpython-312-<arch>-linux-gnu.so, libtalloc.so, and talloc.cpython-312-<arch>-linux-gnu.so (Python 3 Module)
Installed Directories: None

Short Descriptions


contains a replacement for the Glibc malloc function