Understanding the Linux Virtual Memory Manager

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Prentice Hall, 2004 - Computers - 727 pages
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Described as the only book available that provides a comprehensive description of the Linux Virtual Memory Manager, this title includes a tutorial that describes each VM algorithm and subcomponent, plus a separate VM Source Code commentary section. The CD-ROM is a VM "learning lab" with tools developed specifically for VM study plus all of the 2.6 kernel source code.

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
DESCRIBING PHYSICAL MEMORY
15
PAGE TABLE MANAGEMENT
33
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MEL GORMAN specializes in documenting open source software. He holds a MSc in Computer Science from the University of Limerick, Ireland, and has served as an instructor there. He has worked as a system administrator, applications developer, and consultant, and has been researching Linux memory management for more than two years. Currently he is an applications developer with J2EE technologies at IBM, Dublin.

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