Can swap-in be improved?
Posted Jun 2, 2007 2:30 UTC (Sat) by giraffedata
In reply to: Can swap-in be improved?
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That's actually different, and a little harder, than what we're talking about here. We're talking about resuming a process that has been idle for a while. So all the history you need is the list of pages that were resident the last time the process ran.
That by itself can't get you to the level of speed that we discussed with anonymous pages, where all those pages were contiguous on disk.
I know I've seen somewhere a system where you don't ordinarily start a program, but rather reload and resume an entire process. In that case, the two prefetching problems are probably the same.
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