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    SubjectRe: Memory Management - BSD vs Linux

    On Sun, 10 Aug 1997, Theodore Y. Ts'o wrote:

    > [1] FreeBSD uses a "Zone allocator" for kernel memory allocation.
    > NetBSD - I am not so sure.
    > Linux - Buddy system.
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    > The SLAB allocator. (See the Bonwick '94 paper, published in the 1994 Boston
    > Usenix proceedings).

    it's SLAB _ontop_ of the Buddy system. Also, user-pages (obviously) are
    allocated via Buddy. The SLAB cannot live 'alone', it needs a page
    allocator to create those 'slabs'.

    -- mingo


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