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low-fragmentation heap (LFH) C#


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The low-fragmentation heap (LFH) helps to reduce heap fragmentation.

The LFH is not a separate heap. Instead, it is a policy that applications

can enable for their heaps. When the LFH is enabled, the system allocates

memory in certain predetermined sizes. When an application requests a memory allocation

from a heap that has the LFH enabled, the system allocates the smallest block of memory

that is large enough to contain the requested size. The system does not use the LFH for

allocations larger than 16 KB, whether or not the LFH is enabled.

// C# code:

// Imports:


private static extern uint GetProcessHeaps(uint NumberOfHeaps,

IntPtr[] ProcessHeaps);

[DllImport("kernel32.dll", SetLastError = true)]

private unsafe static extern uint HeapSetInformation(

IntPtr HeapHandle,

int HeapInformationClass,

void *HeapInformation,

uint HeapInformationLength


private const int HeapCompatibilityInformation = 0;

public static void SetLFH()


uint hcount = GetProcessHeaps(0,null);

IntPtr[] aheaps = new IntPtr[hcount];

hcount = GetProcessHeaps(hcount,aheaps);

uint info = 2;

IntPtr cac = GetProcessHeap();

for (uint i=0;i<hcount;i++)




// Enable the low-fragmentation heap (LFH)



(void *)&info,





// If that method isn't available, like on Win2K,

// don't worry about it.




An the Private bytes increase whit 2 MB and performance is not increased

WTF ? :dunno:

Edited by CodeRipper
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