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    SubjectRe: Cyrix 6x86MX and Centaur C6 CPUs in 2.1.102
    On Mon, 18 May 1998, Phil's Kernel Account wrote:
    > On Mon, 18 May 1998, [ISO-8859-1] André Derrick Balsa wrote:
    > #I have a question. The 6x86MX allows one to lock L1 cache lines. Would
    > #it be interesting to group some kernel variables and keep them in the L1
    > #cache? Would that increase the kernel performance during context
    > #switches?
    > First off, YES. You *CAN* lock L1 cache lines. I personally don't suggest
    > it, but you can do it. And you probably could, it probably would.
    > #Please give me a hint of which data structures could be kept in the L1
    > #cache, and their size.
    > Uh, Alan? Linus? Hints?

    A good candidate would be the first lines of the
    task_struct and tss structs of the top 4 CPU using
    Or maybe some very-often-used kernel structure.

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