Subject: Re: vmware on -current
To: Jason R Thorpe , Atsushi Onoe <>
From: Frank van der Linden <>
List: current-users
Date: 05/28/2001 16:47:54
On Mon, May 28, 2001 at 07:43:27AM -0700, Jason R Thorpe wrote:
> So, PHOLD()/PRELE() affect, basically, the U-area/kernel stack.  Now,
> it is true that UBC causes processes to be more aggressive swapped out
> (thich needs to be fixed separately), and the PHOLD() would prevent
> that...

Yes, although the window here is pretty small. The code that
was protected by PHOLD/PRELE is only executed once, when
vmware is started and requests a page from the vmmon module,
which it will be using for some magic. But apparently
it does have some effect.

- Frank

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