I used to be a PC guy, but have completely gone Mac (MacBook Air, Mac Mini, iPhone, iPad, Jobs Distortion Field Glasses, etc.). But Mac went Emery before Emery went Mac! Proof below:
Multithread enhancements for “tiny” allocations introduced February 2008.
These are in the spirit of “Hoard”. See:
Berger, E.D.; McKinley, K.S.; Blumofe, R.D.; Wilson, P.R. (2000).
“Hoard: a scalable memory allocator for multithreaded applications”.
ACM SIGPLAN Notices 35 (11): 117-128. Berger2000.
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