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SubjectRe: [RFC] Arch option to touch newly allocated pages
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Followup to:  <200203051443.JAA02119@ccure.karaya.com>
By author: Jeff Dike <jdike@karaya.com>
In newsgroup: linux.dev.kernel
>
> The other reason I don't like this is that, at some point, I'd like to
> start thinking about userspace cooperating with the kernel on memory
> management. UML looks like a perfect place to start since it's essentially
> identical to the host making it easier for the two to bargain over memory.
>
> Having UML react sanely to unbacked pages is a step in that direction, having
> UML preemptively grab all the memory it could ever use isn't.
>

Until you can come up with a sane application for it, this is just
featuritis.

-hpa
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