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SubjectRe: RFC: design for new VM
On Thu, Aug 03, 2000 at 07:19:06PM +1200, Chris Wedgwood wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 02, 2000 at 07:08:52PM -0300, Rik van Riel wrote:
> here is a (rough) draft of the design for the new VM, as
> discussed at UKUUG and OLS. The design is heavily based
> on the FreeBSD VM subsystem - a proven design - with some
> tweaks where we think things can be improved.
> Can the differences between your system and what FreeBSD has be
> isolated or contained -- I ask this because the FreeBSD VM works
> _very_ well compared to recent linux kernels; if/when the new system
> is implement it would nice to know if performance differences are
> tuning related or because of 'tweaks'.

A little question. AFAIK Linux needs less memory than FreeBSD. The new
FreeBSD like VM will casue Linux won't work on little machines which
uses Linux at our Univ because they're too powerless for running FreeBSD
(the pervious sysadm ran FreeBSD everywhere and only that machines couldn't
run FreeBSD as fast as Linux).

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