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SubjectRe: Demand paging - Kernel
Uttered Horst von Brand <vonbrand@inf.utfsm.cl>, spoke thus:

> Tommy Reynolds <reynolds@redhat.com> said:
> > Uttered "Breno" <brenosp@brasilsec.com.br>, spoke thus:
> > > There is a possibility to do demand paging in kernel space address ?
> > No. The entire kernel, and all of its data structures, are resident in
> > memory all of the time.
> The cost of doing it right in a monolitic kernel would probably outweigh
> the gains manyfold, and require massive redesign for Linux. In microkernels
> it is a lot easier to do (but their performance sucks baby elephants
> through straws, so they are moot :-)

Dr. von Brand,

Thanks for following up on this. You are right, of course: with the
source code and enough patience anything could be crafted. I answered
in the sense of "is this currently implemented", and it's not ;-)

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