Re: [PATCH 2/2] arm: multi_v7_defconfig: Enable KSM.

From: Geert Uytterhoeven
Date: Fri Jun 15 2018 - 02:09:34 EST

Hi Daniel,

Thanks for your patch!

On Fri, Jun 15, 2018 at 12:52 AM Daniel DÃaz <daniel.diaz@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> As per the documentation, Kernel Samepage Merging (available
> since 2.6.32) is a memory-saving de-duplication feature,
> enabled by CONFIG_KSM=y and activated via sysfs. More
> information can be found here:
> When enabled in the kernel, the default is to not do anything
> at all, until it is activated at run-time with:
> echo 1 > /sys/kernel/mm/ksm/run

So that's the "what" part.

Why is it good to have this in multi_v7_defconfig, which is meant to ease
(compile)testing for as many supported ARM v7 SoCs as possible?




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