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SubjectRe: What are the VM motivations??
On Sun, Jun 24, 2001 at 04:29:09PM -0300, Rik van Riel wrote:
> Over the last year there has been quite a bit of discussion
> with Stephen Tweedie, Matt Dillon and more people. Parts of
> it can be found on
> The conclusion of most of this discussion is in my FREENIX
> paper, which can be found at

[Just finished reading your paper, and hit the site]

Good overview of the Linux 2.4 VM. Although I do
have some questions...

* When was the 'FREENIX' paper published? I could find
no date for it.

* What workloads would you recommend for testing whether
a VM is 'well balanced' or not?

* Would it be reasonable to have different 'default'
tunings for the kernel's VM based upon memory/swap
size/bandwidth? Personally, I feel that swap bandwidth
is an oft overlooked parameter in estimating VM performance.

Jason McMullan, Senior Linux Consultant
Linuxcare, Inc. 412.432.6457 tel, 412.656.3519 cell,
Linuxcare. Putting open source to work.
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