[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

ITP memlockd

memlockd - daemon to lock files into RAM

When a system starts paging excessively it may be impossible for the sysadmin 
to login for the purpose of killing the runaway processes (sometimes the 
login program times out due to thrashing).  Memlockd allows important system 
files (such as /bin/login, /bin/getty, and the admin shell) to be locked in 
memory so that there will be no delay in accessing executable pages.  In my 
tests this can decrease the time required for the administrator to login on a 
thrashing system by a factor of more than 3.

GPL, I wrote it.

http://etbe.blogspot.com/          My Blog

http://www.coker.com.au/sponsorship.html Sponsoring Free Software development

Reply to: