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SubjectRe: Note describing poor dcache utilization under high memory pressure
On Wed, 30 Jan 2002, Daniel Phillips wrote:
> On January 30, 2002 10:07 am, Horst von Brand wrote:

> > But most of this will be lost on exec(2).

> > Also, it is my impression that
> > the tree of _running_ processes isn't usually very deep (Say init --> X -->
> > [Random processes] --> [compilations &c], this would make 5 or 6 deep, no
> > more.

> Here's my tree - on a non-very-busy laptop. Why is my X tree so much deeper?
> I suppose if I was running java this would look considerably more interesting.

> |-bash---bash---xinit-+-XFree86
> | `-xfwm-+-xfce---gnome-terminal-+-bash---pstree

It doesn't matter how deep the tree is, on exec() all
previously shared page tables will be blown away.

In this part of the tree, I see exactly 2 processes
which could be sharing page tables (the two bash
processes).

regards,

Rik
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