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Thursday, August 22 • 12:05pm - 12:40pm
MM101: Introduction to Linux Memory Management - Christopher Lameter, Jump Trading LLC*

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This is an introduction to Linux memory management. It covers the basics of paging and memory allocation. Understanding basic hardware memory management and the difference between virtual, physical and swap memory. How do determine what memory is installed and determine how processes use that memory. How a process uses physical and virtual memory effectively. How to control over commit and virtual and/or physical memory limits.

We also cover some of the basic memory management knobs in Linux as well as some system calls for a process to control its memory usage and memory handling.

[Note that this is an updated version of the talk I previously gave due to more requests for these types of introductory presentations]

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Christoph H Lameter

Universalist specializing in Computer Science, None
Christoph Lameter retired in January 2020 from High Frequency Trading company in Chicago where he was working as a Team Lead in research and development until the end of January 2020. He was responsible for the R&D on new HPC and HFT hardware and to bring new vendors online as well... Read More →

Thursday August 22, 2019 12:05pm - 12:40pm PDT
Indigo D
  Linux Systems
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