A New Linux Memory Controller Promises to Save Lots of RAM

Friday Oct 4th 2019

Slab allocation is a form of memory management, within the Linux kernel, used with the intention of making memory allocation of objects efficient

Roman Gushchin, a member of Facebook’s Linux kernel engineering team, has proposed a brand new slab memory controller for the Linux kernel. This new slab memory controller promises to provide a much-improved memory utilization between multiple memory cgroups, via sharing slab pages.

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