Mostly lock-free malloc

@inproceedings{Dice2002MostlyLM,
  title={Mostly lock-free malloc},
  author={Dave Dice and Alex Garthwaite},
  booktitle={ISMM '02},
  year={2002}
}
Modern multithreaded applications, such as application servers and database engines, can severely stress the performance of user-level memory allocators like the ubiquitous malloc subsystem. Such allocators can prove to be a major scalability impediment for the applications that use them, particularly for applications with large numbers of threads running on high-order multiprocessor systems.This paper introduces Multi-Processor Restartable Critical Sections, or MP-RCS. MP-RCS permits user… CONTINUE READING

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