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How do I test SLOB? Really need help!

markloop Posts: 1
edited April 2013 in Kernel Development

So I've edited SLOB to use the best-fit algorithm, both when finding a suitable page and a suitable block. But the question is, how do I test it? Should I just write user-level code that continuously does malloc? Or should I create a module that does a few kmallocs?

By the way, I've inserted a static unsigned int counter, that after 6000 calls of slob_alloc (the function that finds the suitable page to handle the request), prints the requested size, the available blocks on the page, and the block that's the best fit. But I get nothing printed with dmesg.

Your replies will be greatly appreciated!


  • mfillpot
    mfillpot Posts: 2,177
    Unfortunately this site does not have many kernel developers. I highly recommend joining the mailing list at http://kernelnewbies.org/ . They have many knowledgeable members who can help point you in the right direction.


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