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SubjectRe: Since no one else has stepped forward: 'ZeroD' patch
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Ingo Molnar <mingo@pc5829.hil.siemens.at> writes:

> Here is a patch that implements 'ZeroD', a simple kernel thread that uses
> up CPU idle time to keep a pool of pre-zeroed pages around. Almost
> anything that doesnt burn 100% CPU time all the time should benefit from
> this.

Hmm, did you check that this hasn't a bad effect on the cache memory when
a cpu intensive process has to sleep for short times?
A /proc/sys interface to tune it would be nice too.

-Andi

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