Detecting kernel memory leaks
Posted Jul 19, 2006 15:55 UTC (Wed) by liljencrantz
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Slabs are a performance hack to make some allocation patterns faster. This is completely different from halloc, which is a method for making memory deallocation significantly less cumbersome for the programmer. Both have the potential to waste less time and memory, but that is mainly a possible byproduct in the case of halloc.
Notifiers would work as a replacement for the halloc callback functions, but the result would be wordier and need more changes on existing code.
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