Re: Linux VM design

Rik van Riel (
Mon, 24 Sep 2001 11:37:56 -0300 (BRST)

On Mon, 24 Sep 2001, VDA wrote:

> RvR>
> I was there today. Good. Can this stuff be placed as
> Doc/mv/vm2.4rik
> to prevent it from being outdated in 2-3 months?

Putting documents in the kernel tree has never worked
as a means of keeping them up to date.

Unless, of course, you're volunteering to keep them
up to date ;)

> Also I'd like to be enlightened why this:
> >Virtual Memory Management Policy
> >--------------------------------
> >The basic principle of the Linux VM system is page aging.

> is better than plain simple LRU?
> We definitely need VM FAQ to have these questions answered once per VM
> design, not once per week :-)

> RvR> The only thing missing is an explanation of Andrea's
> RvR> VM, but knowing Andrea's enthusiasm at documentation
> RvR> I wouldn't really count on that any time soon ;)
> :-)
> --
> Best regards, VDA


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