Compile the kernel
make menuconfig and select
NIMBLE_PAGE_MANAGEMENT to make sure the
kernel can be compiled correctly. (Use
/ to search for that option.)
Make sure you have
CONFIG_PAGE_MIGRATION_PROFILE=y in your .config if you want
to run microbenchmarks. (Use
make menuconfig to search and enable this option.)
This is the kernel of "Nimble Page Management for Tiered Memory Systems". Its companion userspace applications and microbenchmarks can be find in https://github.com/ysarch-lab/nimble_page_management_userspace.
Technical details on the kernel will appear in an article soon: https://normal.zone/blog/2019-01-27-nimble-page-management/.
This file was moved to Documentation/admin-guide/README.rst
Please notice that there are several guides for kernel developers and users. These guides can be rendered in a number of formats, like HTML and PDF.
In order to build the documentation, use
make htmldocs or
There are various text files in the Documentation/ subdirectory, several of them using the Restructured Text markup notation. See Documentation/00-INDEX for a list of what is contained in each file.
Please read the Documentation/process/changes.rst file, as it contains the requirements for building and running the kernel, and information about the problems which may result by upgrading your kernel.