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Submission + - Anatomy of the Linux Slab Allocator

IdaAshley writes: Minimize the time required to manage memory and maximize available memory for general usage with the slab allocator. This article explores the ideas behind the slab allocator and examines its interfaces and their use. It uses the Linux kernel method that originated in Solaris of allocating memory of objects based on their size.

Submission + - JonKatz Buys the Farm

An anonymous reader writes: Seasoned Slashdot veterans may recall the maligned works of JonKatz, whose efforts at making sense of the ever-changing intersection of IT and society were usually met with choruses of boos. Long absent from these pages, he apparently got sick of the rat race, bought some border collies, and is now raising sheep on a farm in upstate New York.

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