Thursday, July 4, 2013

Memory management in Nix Mark IV

There is a draft TR describing how the memory management has been fully reworked in Nix mark IV. The resulting system is faster, suffers a lot fewer page faults than its predecessor, and exploits better concurrent access to file servers.

We are still testing the implementation, and hopefully will make it public soon.
In the future I will write another post showing some evaluation for the system and traces we obtained from debug output that are quite illustrative.