Re: The Slab Allocator (Was: Re: New dcache not using slab allocator?)

Matthias Urlichs (
5 Aug 1997 22:03:36 +0200

Mark Hemment <> writes:
> [ SLAB vs. SIMP ]
> I feel that a light, fast, front-end to the SLAB is the correct solution
> - there should not be two memory allocators in the kernel.
I hate to say "me too", but... IMHO, Mark is right.

Allocating stuff in blocks of four pages simply won't work in Real Life.

Matthias Urlichs
noris network GmbH