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authorH. Peter Anvin <hpa@zytor.com>2001-10-28 23:16:03 (GMT)
committerH. Peter Anvin <hpa@zytor.com>2001-10-28 23:16:03 (GMT)
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Please email me if you use this thing...
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-This is a test release of the Linux Persistent Memory system.
-The LPSM is a C library with a simple interface that manages a segment
-of memory backed by a persistent file. LPSM differs from ordinary
-mmap() in two ways: it can optionally offer heap management
+This is a test release of the Linux Persistent Memory system by
+H. Peter Anvin, <hpa@zytor.com>.
+
+LPSM is a C library with a simple interface that manages a segment of
+memory backed by a persistent file. LPSM differs from ordinary mmap()
+in two ways: it can optionally offer heap management
(malloc()/free()/realloc()) within the arena; more importantly, a
transaction log is used to ensure the consistency of the persistent
representation. The application notifies LPSM whenever the arena is in
-a consistent state, suitable for "checkpointing". If the application
-or system crashes, the arena will always be recovered to a consistent
+a consistent state, suitable for checkpointing. If the application or
+system crashes, the arena will always be recovered to a consistent
checkpoint.
+If you are using or planning to use LPSM to develop an application, I
+would really appreciate an email. Knowing how people are using LPSM
+will help me guide further development.
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