Some time ago a friend of mine tipped me about this article series called “What every programmer should know about memory” written by Ulrich Drepper (lead contributor and maintainer of glib). I just recently came around to start reading it. This is a 100 page long text which covers computer memory in detail, with focus on how software interacts with memory. From RAM to CPU caches the text moves on to tips on how we as programmers can improve our code when it comes to memory management and performance. A really good read which I suggest every programmer should check out.

[tags]Hardware, Memory, Unix/Linux[/tags]

3 Responses to “Tip: What every programmer should know about memory”

  1. Nice. Thanks. :) Pak Tam

  2. Nice post. Thank you for the info. Keep it up.

  3. Just glad to spread the word :)

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