Re: Linux VM system vs. BSD ditto

From: Rik van Riel (
Date: Wed May 24 2000 - 18:52:34 EST

On Wed, 24 May 2000, Gustav Kristoffer Ek wrote:

> I'm keep hearing that the BSD-way of doing VM system is faster
> when memory is tight than the Linux-way.

It is, and we're currently busy trying to fix that.

> I is said that the reason is that linux uses a one-hand
> algorithm and bsd a two-hand.

That's complete crap.

Linux doesn't use a one-handed algorithm and FreeBSD doesn't
use a two-handed one. In fact, neither of the systems uses
anything close to a clock algorithm...

> What is this about? Any good links that cleares this out?



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