Linux Memory Management Documentation

Memory Management Guide

This is a guide to understanding the memory management subsystem of Linux. If you are looking for advice on simply allocating memory, see the Memory Allocation Guide. For controlling and tuning guides, see the admin guide.

Legacy Documentation

This is a collection of older documents about the Linux memory management (MM) subsystem internals with different level of details ranging from notes and mailing list responses for elaborating descriptions of data structures and algorithms. It should all be integrated nicely into the above structured documentation, or deleted if it has served its purpose.