Solaris ISM Testing 
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 Solaris ISM Testing

Added to TODO:

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> * Add Intimate Shared Memory(ISM) for Solaris
> * Add documentation to lock shared memory into RAM for each OS, if possible

I have re-requested the Solaris patch for ISM.

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> > The attached email shows that Solaris benefits from the ISM or Intimate
> > Shared Memory setting during shmat() shared memory creation.  It causes
> > processes mapping the same shared memory to shared mapping pages _and_
> > locks the pages in RAM.

> Huh?  I understand "locks the pages in RAM" but I don't understand the
> first part of that.  ISTM shared memory is shared memory; if we didn't
> share it without this flag, we'd not be working at all on Solaris.

> > I know many OS's lock shared memory in RAM anyway, or have OS parameters
> > that control this (FreeBSD), but it seems Solaris does this on a per
> > shmat() basis.  Should we add this flag to shmat() calls for Solaris?

> Certainly on any OS where we can request pinning our shmem in RAM, we
> should do so --- I've pointed out before that allowing our disk buffers
> to be swapped out can't be anything but counterproductive.  Not sure
> that this should be thought of as an "#ifdef SOLARIS" kind of change;
> do any other Unixen share this aspect of the API?

>                    regards, tom lane

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Sat, 25 Sep 2004 12:46:03 GMT
 
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