Debuntu: KSM runs into patent trouble
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Started by: zoobabzoobab
Date: 05 Dec 2008 17:47
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Summary:
On the kernel page a few weeks ago, we looked at KSM, a technique to reduce memory usage by sharing identical pages. Currently proposed for inclusion in the mainline kernel, KSM implements a potentially useful—but not particularly new—mechanism. Unfortunately, before it can be examined on its technical merits, it may run afoul of what is essentially a political problem: software patents. Click below, subscribers only, for the full story.
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