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SubjectRe: process creation time increases linearly with shmem
On Fri, 26 Aug 2005, Ross Biro wrote:
> On 8/26/05, Hugh Dickins <hugh@veritas.com> wrote:
> >
> > The refaulting will hurt the performance of something: let's
> > just hope that something doesn't turn out to be a show-stopper.
>
> Why not just fault in all the pages on the first fault. Then the performance
> loss is a single page fault (the page table copy that would have happened a
> fork time now happens at fault time) and you get the big win for processes
> that do fork/exec.

"all" might be very many more pages than were ever mapped in the parent,
and not be a win. Some faultahead might work better. Might, might, ...

Hugh
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