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SubjectRe: Minutes from Feb 21 LSE Call
On Tue, 25 Feb 2003, William Lee Irwin III wrote:

> My impression thus far is that the anonymous case has not been pressing
> with respect to space consumption or cpu time once the file-backed code
> is in place, though if it resurfaces as a serious concern the anonymous
> rework can be pursued (along with other things).

... but making the anonymous pages use an object based
scheme probably will make things too expensive.

IIRC the object based reverse map patches by bcrl and
davem both failed on the complexities needed to deal
with anonymous pages.

My instinct is that a hybrid system will work well in
most cases and the worst case with mapped files won't
be too bad.

cheers,

Rik
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