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Re: huge pages, was where are the exit nodes gone?

     On Tue, 13 Apr 2010 19:10:37 +0200 Arjan
<n6bc23cpcduw@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>Scott Bennett wrote:
>>      BTW, I know that there are *lots* of tor relays running on LINUX
>> systems whose operators are subscribed to this list.  Don't leave Olaf and
>> me here swinging in the breeze.  Please jump in with your LINUX expertise
>> and straighten us out.
>I'm not an expert, but I managed to perform some google searches.
>>From that website:
>libhugetlbfs is a library which provides easy access to huge pages of
>memory. It is a wrapper for the hugetlbfs file system. Applications can
>use huge pages to fulfill malloc() requests without being recompiled by
>using LD_PRELOAD.

     That does look promising, then.  Perhaps Olaf and others can use that
method for now.
>Someone is working on transparent hugepage support:

     Thanks much for these URLs, Arjan.  I've started going through this
thread, but it's a horrendous lot to digest and full of LINUXisms that
I know nothing about.  I have some errands to run, and then I really *must*
get some sleep.  Maybe late tonight I'll continue reading.
     In the meantime, perhaps some adventurous relay operator using LINUX
could begin experimenting with the libhugetlbfs-in-LD_PRELOAD method to
see whether tor functions okay with it and then report the results back
to the list.  I'll be offline for at least 10 - 12 hours.  Best of luck!

                                  Scott Bennett, Comm. ASMELG, CFIAG
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