Re: Purpose of the mm/slab.c changes

Linus Torvalds (
Sun, 9 Sep 2001 09:25:29 -0700 (PDT)

On Sun, 9 Sep 2001, Manfred Spraul wrote:
> >
> > it provides lifo allocations from both partial and unused slabs.
> >
> lifo/fifo for unused slabs is obviously superflous - free is free, it
> doesn't matter which free page is used first/last.

You're full of crap.

LIFO is obviously superior due to cache re-use.


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