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SubjectRe: What are the VM motivations??
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On Monday 25 June 2001 03:46, Russell Leighton wrote:
> I read this thread as asking the question:
>
> If VM management is viewed as an optimization problem,
> then what exactly is the function that you are optimizing and what are
> the constraints?
>
> If you could express that well with a even a very loose model, then
> the code could be reviewed to see if it was really doing what was intended
> and assumptions could be tested.

May I suggested an algorithm?

- Write down what you think the optimization constraints are.
(be specific, for example, enumerate all the flavors of page types -
process code, process data, page cache file data, page cache swap
cache, anonymous, shmem, etc.)

- Write down what you think the current algorithms are.
(again, be specific, use file names, function names, pseudocode and
snippets of existing code.)

- Send it to Rik. He'll tell you if it's right.

- Because life is short and should not be boring, cc it to Andrea as well
;-)

This way you save everybody's time and ensure you understand what's really
going on. Not to mention coming up with a document worth its weight in
dilithium crystals.

--
Daniel
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