Posted Aug 5, 2010 13:26 UTC (Thu) by etienne (subscriber, #25256)
In reply to: Whack-a-droid by xav
Parent article: Whack-a-droid
Not being a specialist, I would say that managing 1,048,576 pages (a desktop with 4 Gb of memory on i386) inevitably takes time.
Switching to all pages of 2 Gbytes (as the only other solution on ia32) is not really possible (most filesystems have pages of 4 Kbytes).
Is there another OS which better manages this amount on pages (on the same hardware), or is it a microprocessor problem and other processor having pages of 64Kbytes (or variable size pages) are the solution?