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Explore the Linux Memory Model 15

Constable On Patrol writes to tell us that IBM DeveloperWorks has an interesting look at the 'fundamentals of how memory is constructed and managed' in the Linux memory module. The article serves as a great intro to the basics of memory management for Linux design and implementation. From the article: "This guide includes an examination of the segment control unit and the paging models as well as a detailed look at the physical memory zone."
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Explore the Linux Memory Model

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  • Not very insightful (Score:5, Informative)

    by LordNimon ( 85072 ) on Wednesday January 25, 2006 @05:19PM (#14562546)
    This is article doesn't really contain any new (or even hard-to-find) information. Most of it covers basic x86 memory architecture, which any driver developer (on any OS) already knows. The remaining few paragraphs are basically just excerpts from the memory architecture chaper of any decent Linux kernel book.

    If you really want to learn about the Linux memory architecture, get Mel Gorman's book "Understanding the Linux Virtual Memory Manager".

    • by Bloater ( 12932 )
      IBM developerworks rarely acheives anything else.
    • by Anonymous Coward
      The caption did say it's an INTRO to the BASICS of the Linux Memory Architecture. What more do you expect?
    • And for those of us who don't have time to read entire books, we can take a look at this and learn a bit about it.
  • by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday January 25, 2006 @08:36PM (#14563979)
    Less space than the human brain, bad wireless support. Lame.
  • It is a testament to the Linux Virtual Memory model that it is so efficient at masking the underlying memory allocation and access operations from the user that harldy anyone on Slashdot really cares enough to read this model.

    Linux Memory Management. We Salute You!
  • ...has an interesting look at the 'fundamentals of how memory is constructed and managed' in the Linux memory module...
    Lordy, I could stand to learn how to construct more memory myself! I can't even remember what I did last weekend...

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