After this documentation was released in July 2003, I was approached
by Prentice Hall and asked to write a book on the Linux VM under the Bruce Peren's Open Book Series.
The book is available and called simply "Understanding The Linux Virtual
Memory Manager". There is a lot of additional material in the book that is
not available on this site including details on later 2.4 kernels, introductions
to 2.6, a whole new chapter on the shared memory filesystem, coverage of TLB
management, a lot more code commentary, countless other additions and
clarifications and a CD with lots of cool stuff on it.
As a result, I have decided to take down the HTML version from here and
encourage you to either buy the book or browse the online PDF at the Prentice
Site. If you still want to see the original HTML version, you can download