|(algorithm)||Best Fit - A resource allocation scheme (usually for
memory). Best Fit tries to determine the best place to put
the new data. The definition of 'best' may differ between
implementations, but one example might be to try and minimise
the wasted space at the end of the block being allocated -
i.e. use the smallest space which is big enough.|
By minimising wasted space, more data can be allocated overall, at the expense of a more time-consuming allocation routine.
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