Memory Optimization - Minix

This is a discussion on Memory Optimization - Minix ; Hey, Other than saving the memory space, does anyone has any idea "when and why" Zero-Fill-On-Demand (ZFOD) is an anti-optimization for Minix? Also, why is it that Minix does not contain the environment variables in the executable files? Instead, the ...

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  1. Memory Optimization

    Hey,



    Other than saving the memory space, does anyone has any idea "when and why"
    Zero-Fill-On-Demand (ZFOD) is an anti-optimization for Minix?



    Also, why is it that Minix does not contain the environment variables in the
    executable files? Instead, the user library needs to build the complete
    stack image and copied to a buffer, before passing to the new core image.



    Thank you for the help.



  2. Re: Memory Optimization

    Teo Yew Ghee wrote:
    > Also, why is it that Minix does not contain the environment variables in
    > the executable files?


    There isn't a single OS ever made that does this. No one hard-codes the
    enviroment into a executable file. Why? Do you know how hard it would be
    to change a user's PATH if the enviroment was hard-coded?

    Please don't be stupid.

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