Re: What to expect with the 2.6 VM

From: Rik van Riel (
Date: Thu Jul 03 2003 - 14:32:47 EST

On Thu, 3 Jul 2003, Andrea Arcangeli wrote:

> that's the very old exploit that touches 1 page per pmd.

> if you can't use a sane design it's not a kernel issue.

Agreed, the kernel shouldn't have to go out of its way to
give these applications good performance. On the other
hand, I think the kernel should be able to _survive_
applications like this, reclaiming page tables when needed.

Great minds drink alike.

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