Saturday, July 13, 2013

A description of the selfish Nix allocator

This TR from the Lsub papers page describes the Nix allocator and provides a bit of initial evaluation for it. In short, half of the times allocation of resources could be done by the allocating process without interlocking with other processes or cores and without disturbing any other system component. Plus other benefits described in the TR.

Here is a picture of the allocator as a teaser: