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SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/3] Allow user to request memory to be locked on page fault
On Fri,  8 May 2015 15:33:43 -0400 Eric B Munson <> wrote:

> mlock() allows a user to control page out of program memory, but this
> comes at the cost of faulting in the entire mapping when it is
> allocated. For large mappings where the entire area is not necessary
> this is not ideal.
> This series introduces new flags for mmap() and mlockall() that allow a
> user to specify that the covered are should not be paged out, but only
> after the memory has been used the first time.

Please tell us much much more about the value of these changes: the use
cases, the behavioural improvements and performance results which the
patchset brings to those use cases, etc.

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