Prior to doing some benchmarking work how would one free up the memory (RAM) that the Linux Kernel is consuming for its buffers and cache?
I recently heard that Linux simply flushes the TLB cache when the corresponding data in that physical address is swapped out, resulting in underutilization of the TLB. I don't know whether all OSes do ...
I have an old laptop here with only 512 MB of RAM. Since a few kernel releases, I am using zram to convert 256 MB of it to a compressed ramdisk which is then used as swap. This has proved to be very ...
I'm in the process of QA/debugging a project on a custom embedded linux system. The problem we're VERY tight on memory, and even a couple megs can cause issues with our software. What I'm seeing ...
It sounds quite counter-productive to me to cache pages that are swapped out. If you swap pages in, what is the advantage to first cache them in memory, only to have to than move them to the right ...