daemon to lock files into RAM
When a system starts paging excessively it may be impossible for the sysadmin
to login for the purpose of killing the runaway processes (sometimes the
login program times out due to thrashing). Memlockd allows important system
files (such as /bin/login, /bin/getty, and the admin shell) to be locked in
memory so that there will be no delay in accessing executable pages. In my
tests this can decrease the time required for the administrator to login on a
thrashing system by a factor of more than 3.
memlockd - daemon to lock files in memory with mlock
memlockd [ -c config-file ] [ -d ] [ -u user ]
This manual page documents briefly the memlockd command.
It is used to lock system programs and config files in memory
so that if a DOS attack is experienced then t
memlockd (0.05) unstable; urgency=low
* Stopped including asm/page.h because we didn't use it since 0.03-0.2.
-- Russell Coker <firstname.lastname@example.org> Wed, 7 May 2008 22:06:00 +1000
memlockd (0.04-0.1) unstable; urgency=low
* Non-maintainer upload to solve release goal.
* Add LSB dependency header to init.d scripts (Closes: #468888).
-- Petter Reinholdtsen <pere@d
This package was debianized by Russell Coker <email@example.com> on
Fri, 9 Feb 2007 17:45:15 +1100.
It was downloaded from http://www.coker.com.au/memlockd/
Upstream Author: Russell Coker <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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