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Understanding the Linux Virtual Memory Manager

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Understanding the Linux Virtual Memory Manager

Understanding the Linux Virtual Memory Manager (Bruce Perens' Open Source Series) by Mel Gorman
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR; Bk&CD-Rom edition (April 29, 2004) | ISBN: 0131453483 | PDF | 8,2 Mb | 768 pages

Finally, a comprehensive guide to the Linux VM!
VM's behavior affects every Linux kernel subsystem and dramatically impacts overall performance. But until now, there was only one way to understand VM: study the poorly documented source one line at a time. Now there's an easier, faster alternative. This book describes VM in unprecedented detail, presenting both theoretical foundations and a line-by-line source code commentary. It systematically covers everything from physical memory description to out-of-memory management. Coverage includes:
— Linux VM 2.4 architecture in depth-with diagrams and call graphs — Physical memory description, page tables, address spaces, and memory allocation — High memory, swapping, shared memory, and much more — Expert guidance for analyzing the code of any open source project — New Linux 2.6 kernel features in every chapter


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