Memory allocation strategies: a growing stack-like (LIFO) allocator

Continuing from where we left of last time, I would like to discuss how we can build growing allocators using a virtual memory system. This post describes how to build a stack-like allocator that can automatically grow up to a given maximum size.

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Memory allocation strategies interlude: virtual memory

Before we can delve into the inner workings of growing allocators, I would like to explain the concept of virtual memory and discuss what it is, why it is needed, and what we can use it for.

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