Swap on SSD
naddy at mips.inka.de
Wed Feb 7 19:40:09 UTC 2018
On 2018-02-07, Frank Leonhardt <frank2 at fjl.co.uk> wrote:
> There seems to be some confusion on this list about swapping and paging.
> Swapping is old hat. Basically when doing a context swap you wrote a
> non-running process to a swap area to free up RAM space. We don't do
> that anymore - we use demand paged virtual memory.
Demand paging was introduced in UNIX 32V and entered the BSD line
with 3BSD. That's around 1978-80, so almost forty years ago.
Christian "naddy" Weisgerber naddy at mips.inka.de
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