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    SubjectRe: Notebooks
       Date: Tue, 18 Aug 1998 21:40:40 -0700 (PDT)
    From: Linus Torvalds <>

    Davem? Can you fill me in on why that was done in the first place?

    It is faster in fact, do lat_tcp over localhost and over the wire, we
    allocate packets faster with the SLAB'ified version, and bandwidth
    even increased (both over the wire and localhost) as well as a result
    of those changes.

    David S. Miller

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