KHB: Transparent support for large pages
Posted Jun 22, 2006 15:29 UTC (Thu) by mattmelton
Parent article: KHB: Transparent support for large pages
Great article. It picks up where my computer systems course left me.
This is an implementation of superpaging that I've come across before. It's not a huge innovation, but to see to see it produce real results (the gzip test in particular) its very promising.
I think fact it is written is less than 4k lines is quite important. I'd like to see how directly this can be implemented in Linux's VM layer. I worry a little that a different implementation could lead to unavoidable arch related bloat :/
(i should point our here that I have no knowledge or alphas or how adaptable the vm critical paths are)
I think there was a little too much "chat" in the article however - but im just used to reading JC's, greg's and RML's articles, so thats a totally mute point (and thankfully no-ones seen my thesis!)
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