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Patent Title: Method for heap management of fixed sized objects using pages

Assignee: IBM
Patent Number: US6249852
Issue Date: 06-19-2001
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File Date:05-08-1998

Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for managing storage for allocation and de-allocation requests of fixed size data objects. Fixed size data objects are allocated and de-allocated from a page list comprising a pool of memory pages and each page includes a reserved area for storing object information in common to all the objects in that page. A pool of pages, i.e. page list, is provided for each specific object size. A recycle page list is also provided for recycling pages in which all the objects have been returned.


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