Linux Kernel: The SLAB Allocator
(Doc ID 434351.1)
Last updated on AUGUST 04, 2018
Linux OS - Version 2.4.9 to 2.6.21 Linux x86 Linux x86-64
This document describes the SLAB allocator in the Linux kernel to describe the concepts and guide the reader for diagnosis and troubleshooting for SLAB allocator related issues.
This document is to be used by Linux system administrators at expert level which provides quite specific details. Note that the information is general and it might not 100% match to every Linux kernel version or Linux kernel configuration.
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