Section: Linux Administrator's Manual (8)Updated: Jan 2005Local indexUp
migratepages - Migrate the physical location a processes pages
pid from-nodes to-nodes
moves the physical location of a processes pages without any changes of the
virtual address space of the process. Moving the pages allows one to change
the distances of a process to its memory. Performance may be optimized by moving
a processes pages to the node where it is executing.
If multiple nodes are specified for from-nodes or to-nodes then
an attempt is made to preserve the relative location of
each page in each nodeset.
For example if we move from nodes 2-5 to 7,9,12-13 then the preferred mode of
operation is to move pages from 2->7, 3->9, 4->12 and 5->13. However, this
is only posssible if enough memory is available.
Valid node specifiers
Node number1 and Node number2
Nodes from number1 to number2
Invert selection of the following specification.
Requires an NUMA policy aware kernel with support for page migration
(linux 2.6.16 and later).
migratepages will only move pages that are not shared with other
processes if called by a user without administrative priviledges (but
with the right to modify the process).
migratepages will move all pages if invoked from root (or a user with
for information about the NUMA memory use of a process.
Copyright 2005-2006 Christoph Lameter, Silicon Graphics, Inc.
migratepages is under the GNU General Public License, v.2