Requesting 'real' memory
Posted Feb 1, 2008 23:05 UTC (Fri) by giraffedata
In reply to: Requesting 'real' memory
Parent article: Avoiding the OOM killer with mem_notify
The kernel doesn't use virtual memory at all (well, to be precise let's just say it doesn't use paged memory at all). The kernel's memory is resident from the moment it is allocated, it can't ever be swapped out, and the kernel uses no swap space.
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