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CONFIG_ASHMEM: Enable the Anonymous Shared Memory Subsystem

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The Linux kernel configuration item CONFIG_ASHMEM:

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The ashmem subsystem is a new shared memory allocator, similar to POSIX SHM but with different behavior and sporting a simpler file-based API.

It is, in theory, a good memory allocator for low-memory devices, because it can discard shared memory units when under memory pressure.



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