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Anatomy of the Linux Slab Allocator

May 17, 2007, 04:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by M. Tim Jones)

[ Thanks to IdaAshley for this link. ]

"The goal of memory management is to provide a method by which memory can be dynamically shared amongst a variety of users for a variety of purposes. The memory management method should do both of the following:

  • "Minimize the amount of time required to manage the memory
  • "Maximize the available memory for general usage (minimize management overhead)..."

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