Re: Ottawa - kernel hackers ...

On Fri, 2003-06-27 at 14:37, Mike Hearn wrote:

> If it's truly the case that the kernel cannot realistically prevent
> fragmentation of large images in memory like this (and who knows what
> else), perhaps it's worth altering GNOME/GTK to use mmapping more
> extensively rather than loading the files into memory the traditional way.

For the desktop background case, you really need to look at the X
server.  It keeps the uncompressed image in memory, already in pixmap
format.  The question is how it keeps it.  I wonder if mmap plus a
shared pixmap would be useful.


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