Paging of Kernel Memory

Mulyadi Santosa mulyadi.santosa at
Wed Sep 7 00:41:25 EDT 2011

Hi :)

On Wed, Sep 7, 2011 at 09:44, ashish anand <ashishanand26cs at> wrote:
> Hi
> on wed 7th sep  Christopher Harvey wrote
>>>It means that it can't be swapped to your swap partition, even if
>>>you're not using it.
>  this thing I understood it pretty well but what about the line
> "Therefore, every byte of
>  memory you consume is one less byte of available physical memory".What is
> the meaning of this line and why it is so.

could you please next time cut out the unrelated message? :)

Anyway, that passage means that the bigger your kernel image is, the
lesser your free memory are. This is simply because your kernel image
is entirely loaded and locked in RAM.


Mulyadi Santosa
Freelance Linux trainer and consultant


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