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6 Conclusions


In this paper, we have presented a way to implement a compressed-swap mechanism that achieves significant improvement in the performance of lager applications. Most of them achieve speedups between 1.2 and 2.1 and there are some special cases where this speedup is even much higher.

We have also shown that, although the configuration affects the performance, it is not difficult to find a reasonable set of values that work well with all applications.

Finally, this mechanism has been installed in some Linux boxes in our department and the users are quite happy with this new feature.

Toni Cortes
Tue Apr 27 17:43:22 MET DST 1999