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."