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SubjectRe: 7.52 second kernel compile
On Sat, Mar 16, 2002 at 08:05:14AM +0000, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> It would also be interesting to hear if you can just make the hash table
> smaller (I forget the details of 64-bit ppc VM horrors, thank God!) or
> just bypass it altogether (at least the 604e used to be able to just
> disable the stupid hashing altogether and make the whole thing much
> saner).
URL: Optimizing the Idle Task and Other MMU Tricks
Cort Dougan, Paul Mackerras, Victor Yodaiken

Cort's MS thesis was on this topic. IBM seems reluctant to give up on
hardware page tables though.

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