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SubjectRe: guarantee_memory() syscall?
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> Can anyone tell me about the viability of a guarantee_memory() syscall?
> [I'm thinking: it would either kill the process, or allocate all virtual
> memory needed for its shared libraries, buffers, allocated memory, etc.
> Furthermore, it would render this process immune to the OOM killer,
> unless it allocated further memory.]

Hack mode on:

Allocate an array of pages the required size and attach them to a process via
a device and mmap(). Basically you are just wanting to do private unswappable
pages so grab free pages in kernel memory and mmap them


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