Subject: Re: compressed virtual memory - interested?
To: None <tech-kern@NetBSD.ORG>
From: VaX#n8 <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 05/31/1995 16:31:21
well, they are not as general-purpose algorithms as LZW, because they
work on a different domain.  However, they can work on smaller sets of
data and don't need dictionaries.
There are many easily compressible types of data in VM - ex: long runs
of zeroes, heap allocated data tends to contain pointers to nearby stuff
(i.e. higher-order bits the same), etc.
VaX#n8 (vak-sa-nate) - n, CS senior++ and Unix junkie -
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