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SubjectRe: [GIT PULL] x86/mm changes for v4.14: PCID support, 5-level paging support, Secure Memory Encryption support
On Mon, 4 Sep 2017, Kirill A. Shutemov wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 04, 2017 at 11:31:58AM +0200, Ingo Molnar wrote:
> > The main changes in this cycle are support for three new, complex hardware
> > features of x86 CPUs:
> >
> > - Add 5-level paging support, which is a new hardware feature on upcoming Intel
> > CPUs allowing up to 128 PB of virtual address space and 4 PB of physical RAM
> > space - a 256-fold increase over the old limits.
>
> Minor nitpick: I don't see where "256-fold" comes from.
>
> Virtual address space increased from 256 TB to 128 PB -- 512 times.
> Physical: 64 TB -> 4 PB -- 64 times.

See arch/x86/kernel/tsc.c:

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