->Prevent over-allocation of memory by modifying page-fault service routine to include page replacement
->Use modify (dirty) bit to reduce overhead of page transfers – only modified pages are written to disk
->Page replacement completes separation between logical memory and physical memory – large virtual memory can be provided on a smaller physical memory
Basic Page Replacement:
1.Find the location of the desired page on disk
2.Find a free frame:
-If there is a free frame, use it
-If there is no free frame, use a page replacement algorithm to select a victim frame
-Write victim frame to disk if dirty
3.Bring the desired page into the (newly) free frame; update the page and frame tables
4.Continue the process by restarting the instruction that caused the trap
Page and Frame Replacement Algorithms:
=>Frame-allocation algorithm determines
-How many frames to give each process
-Which frames to replace
-Want lowest page-fault rate on both first access and re-access
=>Evaluate algorithm by running it on a particular string of memory references (reference string) and computing the number of page faults on that string
-String is just page numbers, not full addresses
-Repeated access to the same page does not cause a page fault
Page Replacement Algorithms:
-FIFO:First In First Out (FIFO) –
This is the simplest page replacement algorithm. In this algorithm, the operating system keeps track of all pages in the memory in a queue, the oldest page is in the front of the queue. When a page needs to be replaced page in the front of the queue is selected for removal.
In this algorithm, pages are replaced which would not be used for the longest duration of time in the future.
Least Recently Used –In this algorithm page will be replaced which is least recently used.
-SECOND CHANCE PAGE REPLACEMENT:
the Second Chance replacement policy is called the Clock replacement policy.
In the Second Chance page replacement policy, the candidate pages for removal are consider in a round robin matter, and a page that has been accessed between consecutive considerations will not be replaced.The page replaced is the one that - considered in a round robin matter - has not been accessed since its last consideration.