Authors: Moshe Itshak, Yair Wiseman
Addresses: Department of Computer Science, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat Gan 52900, Israel. ' Department of Computer Science, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat Gan 52900, Israel
Abstract: Super-pages have been wandering around for more than a decade. There are some particular operating systems that support super-paging and there are some recent research papers that show interesting ideas about how to intelligently integrate them. However, nowadays operating system|s page replacement mechanism still uses the old CLOCK algorithm which gives the same priority to small and large pages. In this paper, we show a technique that enhances the page replacement mechanism to an algorithm based on more parameters and is suitable for a super-paging environment.
Keywords: virtual memory; super-paging; page replacement algorithms; page fault ratio; super-page queue management.
International Journal of Information and Decision Sciences, 2009 Vol.1 No.3, pp.323 - 341
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