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SubjectRe: + fix-spellings-of-slab-allocator-section-in-init-kconfig.patch added to -mm tree
> (without SLAB emulation) and fragmentation was not the driving force
> for replacement. Small Linux 1.x machines frequently had uptimes of 1+
> years without fragmenting to death. Instead, it was performance with

8MB for a bit over 3 years.... (1.2.13lmp)
The fragmentation issue I think is overbaked. A lot of the academic work
argues that there is pretty much no long term difference between first
fit, best fit, and most of the clever algorithms (obviously stupid ones
like "take the middle out of the biggest space allocator" do perform
worse). For MMUless boxes fragmentation is a big issue but not for normal
systems.

Alan
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