Finally, a comprehensive guide to the Linux VM! This book describes VM in unprecedented detail, presenting both theoretical foundations and a line-by-line source code commentary.
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. 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
Well organized and superbly written, Understanding the Linux® Virtual Memory Manager will be indispensable to every kernel programmer and researcher.
By: Mel Gorman. Published by Prentice Hall. Part of the Bruce Perens' Open Source Series.
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