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RE: [Xen-devel] [PATCH 3/3] Replace slab.c with a very simpleallocator.

> I wonder what are reasons for this replacement. From outside 
> it looks like
> proven and fast slab allocator is being replaced with slow 
> and new one just for sake of size and beauty of source codes?

The other way of looking at this is we'd be reaplacing an allocator that
almost no-one understands with one that's simple and we can easily be
evolved as required. It's also rather easier to "verify" its

Since the only dynamic allocation Xen does is on domain creation, we
really don't need anything too clever.

I can see your point of view, but asthetics often turn out to be
important when it comes to maintenance.


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