Juan E. Navarro -
Alan L. Cox
Mitosis: A High Performance, Scalable Virtual Memory System.
Many modern applications are using the Virtual Memory APIs introduced
in the 80's in unforeseen ways that stress the underlying data
structures, exposing the old design to a variety of performance and
scalability problems. Although most systems have addressed some of
these problems, they have done it in an ad-hoc manner, and none has
solved them all. We propose to implement and evaluate a high
performance and scalable Virtual Memory subsystem based on a design
that addresses all current problems in a uniform and consistent way
and is superior to any combination of previous approaches.
The project is in a very early stage. The design was done in a previous
project, and we have started to work towards its implementation.