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Anatomy of Linux Kernel Shared Memory 93

Posted by kdawson
from the culture-by-another-name dept.
An anonymous reader sends in an IBM DeveloperWorks backgrounder on Kernel Shared Memory in the 2.6.32 Linux kernel. KSM allows the hypervisor to increase the number of concurrent virtual machines by consolidating identical memory pages. The article covers the ideas behind KSM (such as storage de-duplication), its implementation, and how you manage it.
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Anatomy of Linux Kernel Shared Memory

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