Re: broken VM in 2.4.10-pre9

Pavel Machek (
Tue, 25 Sep 2001 00:50:34 +0200


> > So my suggestion was to look at getting anonymous pages backed by what
> > amounts to a shared memory segment. In that vein. By using an extent
> > based data structure we can get the cost down under the current 8 bits
> > per page that we have for the swap counts, and make allocating swap
> > pages faster. And we want to cluster related swap pages anyway so
> > an extent based system is a natural fit.
> Much of this goes away if you get rid of both the swap and anonymous page
> special cases. Back anonymous pages with the "whoops everything I write here
> vanishes mysteriously" file system and swap with a swapfs

What exactly is anonymous memory? I thought it is what you do when you
want to malloc(), but you want to back that up by swap, not /dev/null.


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