[lkml]   [2003]   [Mar]   [18]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
Messages in this thread
SubjectRe: Demand paging - Kernel
Uttered Horst von Brand <>, spoke thus:

> Tommy Reynolds <> said:
> > Uttered "Breno" <>, 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 ;-)

To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in
the body of a message to
More majordomo info at
Please read the FAQ at

 \ /
  Last update: 2005-03-22 13:34    [W:0.039 / U:0.288 seconds]
©2003-2020 Jasper Spaans|hosted at Digital Ocean and TransIP|Read the blog|Advertise on this site