KS2007: Memory management & application notification of low memory
Posted Sep 10, 2007 22:53 UTC (Mon) by vomlehn
Parent article: KS2007: Memory management
The claim is that application developers will tend to avoid application notification of low memory conditions as it would be a Linux-specific extension. This is only an issue in situations where an application is targeted to multiple operating systems. In the embedded world, user-mode software tends to be more closely tied to the operating system. In addition, many embedded applications need the benefit of keeping around cached data as their network connections tend to be slower. As a result, I've already been toying with the notion of designing a framework for user mode software to return memory to the kernel on demand. I doubt I'm alone in this...and I certainly don't want to support it all myself...
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