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Sanitizing kernel memory

Sanitizing kernel memory

Posted Jun 9, 2009 11:08 UTC (Tue) by robbe (subscriber, #16131)
Parent article: Sanitizing kernel memory

Apart from the security benefits this probably helps save memory by
sharing it with other VMs inside a hypervisor that does page
consolidation (e.g. ksm in Linux).

A zero page is more shareable than garbage.

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