Subject: Re: "resident" executables, a COW and shared library like feature
To: Matthew Mondor <>
From: Jason R Thorpe <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 09/26/2002 07:39:30
On Thu, Sep 26, 2002 at 02:50:47AM -0400, Matthew Mondor wrote:

 > Would anyone know if someone already implemented kernel-residentiable
 > executables on unix, which may share the same text area in physical memory
 > when many copies are being started?

I don't know what you mean by "kernel-residentiable", but sharing the
text segment among multiple independent invocations of an executable
is something NetBSD has done since it first existed.

        -- Jason R. Thorpe <>