Speeding up exit(2)?

Wojciech Puchar wojtek at wojtek.tensor.gdynia.pl
Sun Mar 15 10:45:19 PDT 2009

> But as Dan has pointed out, firefox et al. are probably written in
> such a way that they reawaken all their dynamic data structures
> from swap while cleaning up. There's not much one can do from the
> OS side to prevent this from happening.

indeed. there are no fix for crappy software, usually written in C++.

> Yup, that's obviously more complicated: C++ dtors, atexit() handlers, etc.
> are called at this point. VM itself seems fast enough to clean up the
> vm space of any process without much swap I/O (but I'm not 100% sure yet).
yes it is

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