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  • SLOB Allocator Being Deprecated With Linux 6.2

    Phoronix: SLOB Allocator Being Deprecated With Linux 6.2

    Following the recent developer talk of looking to drop SLOB from the Linux kernel, this simple allocator is being deprecated come Linux 6.2...

    https://www.phoronix.com/news/Linux-6.2-SLOB-Deprecated

  • #2
    I just know that the last 3 users of SLOB will show up in this thread so in order to nip that discussion in the bud:

    Have y'all ever heard the wrong word in a song to the point that you associate that word with the song? For the longest time I thought the lyrics were "I'm a lazy SLOB" and not "I'm a lazy SOD".

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    • #3
      Actually, I'm more of a SLAB fan, in some circumstances. Specifically, SLUB held onto too many ext4_inode_cache entries after rsync where some files were accessed later. slub_max_order=2 helped but for one particular server where the cache wouldn't degrade I still favoured SLAB.

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      • #4
        >I'm more of a SLAB fan
        In AU a slob would likely have a slab beside him while he was watching the ashes

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        • #5
          Good riddance, that thing was such a mess anyway! Used this joke last time, but nobody "bit" so here I am again

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          • #6
            I feel as if there are jokes being made here, but I'm missing them entirely.

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