Re: VM Requirement Document - v0.0

From: Xavier Bestel (
Date: Thu Jul 05 2001 - 09:00:02 EST

On 05 Jul 2001 15:02:51 +0200, Daniel Phillips wrote:
> Here's an idea I just came up with while I was composing this... along the
> lines of using unused bandwidth for something that at least has a chance of
> being useful. Suppose we come to the end of a period of activity, the
> general 'temperature' starts to drop and disks fall idle. At this point we
> could consult a history of which currently running processes have been
> historically active and grow their working sets by reading in from disk.
> Otherwise, the memory and the disk bandwidth is just wasted, right? This we
> can do inside the kernel and not require coders to mess up their apps with
> hints. Of course, they should still take the time to reengineer them to
> reduce the cache footprint.

Well, on a laptop memory and disk bandwith are rarely wasted - they cost
battery life.


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