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Thread: PKSM: A New Data De-Duplication Method For Linux

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    Default PKSM: A New Data De-Duplication Method For Linux

    Phoronix: PKSM: A New Data De-Duplication Method For Linux

    PKSM is a new system memory de-duplication method for the Linux kernel that was developed after seeing the current KSM and UKSM approaches as being ineffective...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTM0OTQ

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    Interesting read. I am a bit worried about this comment though from http://code.google.com/p/pksm/

    "It check page content by a hash value periodically. The default scanning cycles is 20 minutes."
    Don't VMWare already have a patent on (the blatantly obvious and idea of) using hashes?

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    Could somebody explain to me what is this?

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