Scalability problems in/caused by fork

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Scalability problems in/caused by fork


Quick overview of scalability problems caused by multiple
processes forking. This includes mainly VM problems.
Don’t have solutions for everything, but can at least
talk about them.

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  • Andi Kleen



    Andi Kleen is a long term Linux kernel contributor. He worked on many different kernel areas, including network, file systems, scalability and low
    level architecture code. He served as the x86-64 and later also the i386 architecture kernel maintainer, after working on the initial x86-64 port.
    Currently he also maintains the 2.6.35 longterm tree.
    He was employed for over 9 years SUSE and then Novell and now at the Intel Open Source Technology Center, where he currently works on scalability.
    He started his career doing support for media artists.

    When not sitting in front of a computer Andi enjoys hiking, music, reading, biology and history.