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Linux Kernel: The SLAB Allocator (Doc ID 434351.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 04, 2018

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version 2.4.9 to 2.6.21
Linux x86
Linux x86-64

Purpose

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.

Scope

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.

Details

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In this Document
Purpose
Scope
Details
 What is SLAB Allocator?
 Why do We Need the SLAB Allocator?
 The SLAB Caches
 How to Check the SLAB Caches?
 Tools to Analyze /proc/slabinfo
References

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