Re: Please don't beat me up (was Re: Bugs and wishes in memory management area)

Keith Owens (
Sat, 30 Nov 1996 13:32:21 +1100 (EST)

On Fri, 29 Nov 1996, Mark Hemment wrote:
> [discussions on allocation algorithms skipped]
> If you know the usage patterns, it is possible to design
> efficient allocators for specific applications. Difficult to do in a
> kernel.

Completely blue sky. Would it be possible to tune the allocation
algorithms by identifying the most common sizes and feeding parameters
back into the allocator? Either through /proc or (if all else fails)
by recompiling with a modified header.