memory management - avoid swapping/paging

Alain Ketterlin alain at
Thu Oct 21 14:35:06 CEST 2010

Jon Clements <joncle at> writes:

> Is there a cross-platform way using Python to guarantee that an object
> will never be swapped/paged to disk? I'll be honest and say I'm really
> not sure if this is a particular language question or rather specific
> to an OS.
> Under linux it appears I could create a ramfs and mmap a file under
> that. Is there a way to do the above with mmap?

It's called mlock()

-- Alain.

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