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DOI: 10.4230/LIPIcs.DISC.2020.51
URN: urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-131291
URL: https://drops.dagstuhl.de/opus/volltexte/2020/13129/
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Blelloch, Guy E. ; Wei, Yuanhao

Brief Announcement: Concurrent Fixed-Size Allocation and Free in Constant Time

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Abstract

We describe an algorithm for supporting allocation and free for fixed-sized blocks, for p asynchronous processors, with O(1) worst-case time per operation, Θ(p²) additive space overhead, and using only single-word read, write, and CAS. While many algorithms rely on having constant-time fixed-size allocate and free, we present the first implementation of these two operations that is constant time with reasonable space overhead.

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@InProceedings{blelloch_et_al:LIPIcs:2020:13129,
  author =	{Guy E. Blelloch and Yuanhao Wei},
  title =	{{Brief Announcement: Concurrent Fixed-Size Allocation and Free in Constant Time}},
  booktitle =	{34th International Symposium on Distributed Computing (DISC 2020)},
  pages =	{51:1--51:3},
  series =	{Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs)},
  ISBN =	{978-3-95977-168-9},
  ISSN =	{1868-8969},
  year =	{2020},
  volume =	{179},
  editor =	{Hagit Attiya},
  publisher =	{Schloss Dagstuhl--Leibniz-Zentrum f{\"u}r Informatik},
  address =	{Dagstuhl, Germany},
  URL =		{https://drops.dagstuhl.de/opus/volltexte/2020/13129},
  URN =		{urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-131291},
  doi =		{10.4230/LIPIcs.DISC.2020.51},
  annote =	{Keywords: malloc, free, fixed-size, concurrent, constant time}
}

Keywords: malloc, free, fixed-size, concurrent, constant time
Collection: 34th International Symposium on Distributed Computing (DISC 2020)
Issue Date: 2020
Date of publication: 07.10.2020


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