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SubjectRe: [Lse-tech] Re: 10.31 second kernel compile
On Sat, Mar 16, 2002 at 10:06:06AM -0800, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> We'll end up (probably five years from now) re-doing the thing to allow
> four levels (so a tired old x86 would fold _two_ levels instead of just
> one, but I bet they'll still be the majority), simply because with three
> levels you reasonably reach only about 41 bits of VM space.

Why so few bits per level? Don't you want bigger pages or page clusters?

Victor Yodaiken
Finite State Machine Labs: The RTLinux Company.

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