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SubjectRe: Page coloring in linux
Apan Qasem wrote:
> Does anyone know where I can find documentation on the page coloring
> algorithm? I just need to find out the the basic heuristics used in
> coloring the pages.
>
> Also, does the kernel source include the page coloring code or do I need
> to patch the kernel?

The Linux kernel does not do page coloring.

One reason for this is that the vast majority of processors
has 4-way, 8-way or higher cache associativity, meaning that
the gains that could be had from coloring are a lot smaller
than they used to be.

Cache coloring is not free, either.

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