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Re: Cisco HFR

  • From: Robert E. Seastrom
  • Date: Thu May 27 11:34:54 2004


Macs and Lisas did this as well.

                                        ---Rob


"Alexei Roudnev" <alex@relcom.net> writes:

> I saw such technique in 1986 (approx) year on hardware level - russia
> computer Elbrus did it.
> 
> 
> 
> : Re: Cisco HFR
> 
> 
> >
> > On Wed, May 26, 2004, Iljitsch van Beijnum wrote:
> >
> > > Palm has taken an interesting approach to get rid of fragmentation: the
> > > OS is allowed to move (some) structures from one physical memory
> > > location to another. This only works if the processes that use this
> > > memory are written to support this, of course.
> >
> > Its not a new technique - if you allocate memory "handlers" rather than
> > addresses and ask the OS/Memorymanager to lock a handler in memory
> > (and give you an address) then the OS/MM is able to move around unlocked
> > memory blocks, even on/off disk, at whim.
> >
> > Win16 memory allocation looked like this, and I'm sure it was lifted
> > from something even older.
> >
> > Its not actually a bad idea in a single-process standalone application.
> > It certainly beats using a VM in this instance.
> >
> > Anyway, back to the network topics.
> >
> >
> >
> > Adrian
> >
> > -- 
> > Adrian Chadd I'm only a fanboy if
> > <adrian@creative.net.au>     I emailed Wesley Crusher.
> >
> >
> >




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