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VMEM(9)                NetBSD Kernel Developer's Manual                VMEM(9)

vmem -- virtual memory allocator
The vmem is a general purpose resource allocator. Despite its name, it can be used for arbitrary resources other than virtual memory.
This section describes places within the NetBSD source tree where actual code implementing the vmem subsystem can be found. All pathnames are relative to /usr/src. The vmem subsystem is implemented within the file sys/kern/subr_vmem.c.
intro(9), memoryallocators(9), vmem_alloc(9), vmem_create(9), vmem_destroy(9), vmem_free(9), vmem_xalloc(9), vmem_xfree(9) Jeff Bonwick and Jonathan Adams, "Magazines and Vmem: Extending the Slab Allocator to Many CPUs and Arbitrary Resources", 2001 USENIX Annual Technical Conference, 2001.
This implementation of vmem was written by YAMAMOTO Takashi. NetBSD 5.0 October 22, 2006 NetBSD 5.0
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