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Re: [SLE] viRtual ram
  • From: Derek Fountain <fountai@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 6 Mar 2002 13:40:22 +0000
  • Message-id: <200203061340.NAA78952@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Wednesday 06 March 2002 12:42 pm, you wrote:
Technically, it must be possible for the system to dump a core file
(of your memory) to swap.

Er, why? If a system wants to dump a core, some pages of that core might come
from physical memory and some might come from swap space. Those pages move,
in ordered sequence, from virtual RAM into a file on the disk. As each is
written out the memory it used can be reclaimed. What might have to happen
that would cause all the pages of a core dump to end up in swap?

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