[clug] to swap or not to swap that is the question

Martin Pool mbp at sourcefrog.net
Tue Jun 29 23:40:49 GMT 2004

On 29 Jun 2004, Sam Couter <sam at couter.dropbear.id.au> wrote:
> Michael Cohen <michael.cohen at netspeed.com.au> wrote:
> > Sam,
> > 
> > As far as I understand it kernel memory is never swapped - hence NFS code 
> > would never swap because it lives in kernel space. Only userland apps swap.
> The Linux kernel has both swappable and non-swappable pages. Parts of
> the kernel can indeed be swapped out.

No, I don't think so.  Which parts are they?

Of course the kernel can allocate and access swappable memory.

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