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Re: [RFC V2 SLEB 00/14] The Enhanced(hopefully) Slab Allocator

From:  Linus Torvalds <>
To:  Pekka Enberg <>
Subject:  Re: [RFC V2 SLEB 00/14] The Enhanced(hopefully) Slab Allocator
Date:  Tue, 25 May 2010 08:13:50 -0700 (PDT)
Cc:  Nick Piggin <>, Christoph Lameter <>, Christoph Lameter <>,, LKML <>, Andrew Morton <>, David Rientjes <>, Zhang Yanmin <>, Matthew Wilcox <>, Matt Mackall <>, Mel Gorman <>
Archive-link:  Article, Thread

On Tue, 25 May 2010, Pekka Enberg wrote:
> I would have liked to see SLQB merged as well but it just didn't happen.

And it's not going to. I'm not going to merge YASA that will stay around 
for years, not improve on anything, and will just mean that there are some 
bugs that developers don't see because they depend on some subtle 
interaction with the sl*b allocator.

We've got three. That's at least one too many. We're not adding any new 
ones until we've gotten rid of at least one old one.


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