Each bin has chunks of the same size. The 10 bins each have chunks of sizes: 16, 24, 32, 40, 48, 56, 64, 72, 80 and 88. Sizes mentioned here include metadata as well. To store chunks, 4 fewer bytes will be available (on a platform where pointers use 4 bytes). Only the prev_size and size field of this chunk will hold meta data for allocated chunks. prev_size of next contiguous chunk will hold user data.