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TCP-Group Digest V91 #27

> 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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