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Author Peterson, James L. ♦ Norman, Theodore A.
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
File Format PDF ♦ HTM / HTML
Language English
Subject Keyword Buddy system ♦ Fibonacci buddy system ♦ Weighted buddy system ♦ Dynamic storage allocation ♦ Fragmentation
Abstract Two algorithms are presented for implementing any of a class of buddy systems for dynamic storage allocation. Each buddy system corresponds to a set of recurrence relations which relate the block sizes provided to each other. Analyses of the internal fragmentation of the binary buddy system, the Fibonacci buddy system, and the weighted buddy system are given. Comparative simulation results are also presented for internal, external, and total fragmentation.
Description Affiliation: Brigham Young Univ., Provo, UT (Norman, Theodore A.) || Univ. of Texas, Austin (Peterson, James L.)
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2005-08-01
Publisher Place New York
Journal Communications of the ACM (CACM)
Volume Number 20
Issue Number 6
Page Count 11
Starting Page 421
Ending Page 431


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Source: ACM Digital Library