Jake Burkholder wrote:
> Jeff Roberson (jeff@) has been working on a slab allocator that goes
> a long way to making malloc(), free() and the zone allocator not require
> giant. I've reviewed what he's got so far and it looks pretty damn good
> to me, I'll see about getting him to post it. He's working on adding the
> per-cpu queues now.
A design like this resolves my objection to the pure SLAB
allocator; Vahalia suggests this as a potential enhancment
in his book, and the authors of the SLAB allocator mention
it in their second paper (~1996/1997).
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