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SubjectRe: What to expect with the 2.6 VM
On Thu, Jul 03, 2003 at 09:06:32AM -0400, Rik van Riel wrote:
> On Thu, 3 Jul 2003, Andrea Arcangeli wrote:
>
> > even if you don't use largepages as you should, the ram cost of the pte
> > is nothing on 64bit archs, all you care about is to use all the mhz and
> > tlb entries of the cpu.
>
> That depends on the number of Oracle processes you have.

well, that wasn't necessairly a database but ok.

> Say that page tables need 0.1% of the space of the virtual
> space they map. With 1000 Oracle users you'd end up needing
> as much memory in page tables as your shm segment is large.

so just add more ram, ram is cheaper than cpu power (I mean, on 64bit)

> Of course, in this situation either the application should
> use large pages or the kernel should simply reclaim the

as you say, it should definitely use largepages if it's such kind of
usage, so the whole point of saving pte space is void. it should use
largepages even if it's not "many tasks mapping the shm", but just a
single task mapping some huge ram.

> Agreed on that. Please let the monstrosity die together
> with 32 bit machines ;)

Indeed ;)

Andrea
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