Jiaquan He

Tsinghua University


A graduate student

OSV Page Structure

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While modifying the mechanism of OSV's mempool, I learn the structure of a page in OSV.

In mempool.cc, according to add_page, which allocates a page, initializes it and adds it to the free list _free, the structure of a page in OSV looks like:

|<----------- page size ---------->|

The page header holds the meta info of a page, including the cpu id, the owner mempool, allocated amount, and the free objects.

Each free object is just a continuous memory.