[TUHS] UVM VM system

Warner Losh imp at bsdimp.com
Sun Sep 2 06:25:55 AEST 2018

On Sat, Sep 1, 2018, 1:42 PM ron minnich <rminnich at gmail.com> wrote:

> I was his advisor on that thesis so I got to watch it roll out as it
> happened.
> uvm replaced the machvm in netbsd.
> For a time, Chuck set it up to run in parallel with the existing VM. You
> could start a process and pick which vm it used. For a while, it defaulted
> to the existing one. Then, at some point, it defaulted to uvm. Then, at
> some point, the old one was removed.
> more here:
> http://www.netbsd.org/docs/kernel/uvm.html
> via search terms
> uvm replaces machvm netbsd
> chuck was a long time contributor to netbsd IIRC, but last time we talked,
> he was using Linux.

These days I know he's hacking on FreeBSD's storage stack with me at work
:). I think he's still a netbsd contributor. I see his name in the commit
log often..


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