TCP-Group Digest V91 #27
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- Subject: TCP-Group Digest V91 #27
- From: John Limpert <n3dmc!johnl@uunet.UU.NET>
- Date: Wed, 30 Jan 91 0:09:32 EST
> Oh yes, the new version (src0127) also has the memory allocator tweak -
> alloc searches start from the beginning of the list.
> I seem to recall reading in Knuth that there was a good reason for
> the round-robin search strategy, but I can't remember what it is.
I think the problem was that starting from the beginning of the list
could cause excessive paging on virtual memory machines. I've seen
a BSD version that keeps a separate descriptor list to avoid this.
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