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SubjectRe: Notebooks
   Date: Tue, 18 Aug 1998 22:33:32 -0700 (PDT)
From: Linus Torvalds <>

The point being that I want to know _why_.

Cache locality, better packing when SLAB knows the exact size of the
skbuff structure, better packing also because SLAB now only has to
pack skbuff structures not skbuff structures + data buffer itself.
Better cloning behavior came as a nice side effect of what I just

David S. Miller

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