slab allocator process report.
explorer273 at yahoo.com
Thu Aug 28 17:22:41 PDT 2003
A question about the slab allocator. Did you write INTO the the slab
allocator the undocumented items from malloc? Or did you use a type of
wrapper or extra function call for these "gotchas" so that the slab
allocator is consistent and those programs that need the other items get
access/use of the slab allocator through the wrapper or whatever?
I'm curious as to not only what choice was made, BUT more importantly
why that choice was made.
Thank You & Still learning
Matthew Dillon wrote:
I am making very good progress. There have been a bunch of minor
gotchas which are not documented in malloc()... things like malloc()
being expected to return non-NULL when 0 bytes are allocated (ahc driver
fails otherwise), and malloc() being expected to return power-of-2
aligned data for power-of-2 sized requests (the tty code fails in weird
ways otherwise). For the moment I am trying to make the slab allocator
work the same way that existing code expects malloc to.
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