Subject: kernel mem allocator, was: Interface detach branch available
To: Todd Whitesel <>
From: Hauke Fath <hauke@Espresso.Rhein-Neckar.DE>
List: current-users
Date: 12/16/1998 20:05:31
At 8:46 Uhr +0100 16.12.1998, Todd Whitesel wrote:
>> kernel malloc operates on buckets of size power-of-two.  each page is
>> subdivided into buckets.  they're never subdivided.
>BTW Does anyone know how popular this algorithm is among the various unices?

Hum. Hasn't NetBSD recently switched to an allocator similar to Solaris' slab?
(see Vahalia: Unix Internals, p.381 vs. p.392)


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