Application-Controlled File Caching Policies

  title={Application-Controlled File Caching Policies},
  author={Pei Cao and Edward W. Felten and Kai Li},
  booktitle={USENIX Summer},
We consider how to improve the performance of le caching by allowing user-level control over le cache replacement decisions. We use two-level cache management: the kernel allocates physical pages to individual applications (allocation), and each application is responsible for deciding how to use its physical pages (replacement). Previous work on two-level memory management has focused on replacement, largely ignoring allocation. The main contribution of this paper is our solution to the… CONTINUE READING
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