Distributed Systems: good introductory articles

Leader Election, Why Should I Care?

Still no good introductory article on replicated state machine, replicated logs and consensus.

Paxos is difficult to understand, so I left it.

The Raft Consensus Algorithm


Linux Glibc Heap internals

Some information on glibc heap implementation. Found very useful.

Once up on a free() from Phrack Inc.

Presentation from BlackHat.

Scalable memory allocation using jemalloc from Facebook.

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