Turn on mmap() excess space trimming before booting


Linux Kernel Configuration
└─>Memory Management options
└─>Turn on mmap() excess space trimming before booting
In linux kernel since version 2.6.30 (release Date: 2009-06-09)  
The NOMMU mmap() frequently needs to allocate large contiguous chunks
of memory on which to store mappings, but it can only ask the system
allocator for chunks in 2^N*PAGE_SIZE amounts - which is frequently
more than it requires. To deal with this, mmap() is able to trim off
the excess and return it to the allocator.

If trimming is enabled, the excess is trimmed off and returned to the
system allocator, which can cause extra fragmentation, particularly
if there are a lot of transient processes.

If trimming is disabled, the excess is kept, but not used, which for
long-term mappings means that the space is wasted.

Trimming can be dynamically controlled through a sysctl option
(/proc/sys/vm/nr_trim_pages) which specifies the minimum number of
excess pages there must be before trimming should occur, or zero if
no trimming is to occur.

This option specifies the initial value of this option. The default
of 1 says that all excess pages should be trimmed.

See Documentation/nommu-mmap.txt for more information.