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Linux's SLAB Allocator Next On Deck For Deprecation & Removal

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  • fitzie
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    i remember hearing this story of how Jeff Bonwick named the original SLAB allocator (for sunos) due to a childhood friend that used to say "don't pinch an inch, grab a slab" as they would grab their belly fat. Cannot find a reference to this story anymore, so who knows if it's true. I think of this story every time the SLAB is mentioned, and it seems like that name will be going away soon enough.

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  • jabl
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    Originally posted by ayumu View Post
    Was SLAB actually better at anything, relative to SLOB or SLUB?
    Here's a history of them: https://events.static.linuxfound.org...allocators.pdf

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  • ayumu
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    Was SLAB actually better at anything, relative to SLOB or SLUB?

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  • ehansin
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    Let's face it, SLOB was quite the mess, and SLAB looks to have fallen flat. I guess it is as they say: "Rub-a-dub-dub, you got to use SLUB!"
    Last edited by ehansin; 11 May 2023, 10:14 PM.

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  • Linux's SLAB Allocator Next On Deck For Deprecation & Removal

    Phoronix: Linux's SLAB Allocator Next On Deck For Deprecation & Removal

    With the in-development Linux 6.4 kernel the SLOB allocator is removed while next the plan is for the deprecation and eventual removal of the SLAB allocator...

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