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LinuxWorld.com: VM: Virtual Memory or Virtual Mayhem?

Jan 23, 2002, 08:29 (27 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Nicholas Petreley)
"The fur has been flying in the Linux kernel development community of late, particularly because there's a lot of contention about how Linux should do virtual memory management (VM). Andrea Arcangeli and Rik van Riel have the two most visible opinions on how the VM should work, so they're often seen as at the heart of the struggle. However, it goes much deeper than that. The VM even seems like a hot button between Linus Torvalds and Alan Cox, although I'm guessing they're not as passionate about the issue as the journalists would like them to be to get mileage out of the topic.

...After looking at the various VM algorithms in play, I've come up with an alternative. I'm sure Andrea Arcangeli and Rik van Riel are flooded with the same old suggestions over and over again, and it's entirely possible they've heard this one before. Nevertheless, I'll propose it, anyway."

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