"routing table slots" and the real problem

however, to the degree this has caused people to conclude that the real
problem is "just" memory it is a red herring and a grave disservice. this
topic has caused more witch-hunting and suspension of reason by otherwise
smart people than anything in recent memory.

Yes, the level of confusion (pun intended) surrounding these issues is
very high.

BTW, i agree with your conclusion (that scarcity of cycles is the issue)

I'd like to point out that flap dampening is a band-aid; the real solutions
are in eliminating sources of flap, rather than easying symptoms.