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    SubjectRe: Have the 2.4 kernel memory management problems on large machines been fixed?
    >> don't want to upgrade your CPU's, it's a _whole_ lot easier to just have a
    >> magic "map_large_page()" system call, and start using the 2MB page support
    >> of the x86.
    >>
    >> And no, this should NOT be a mmap.
    >>
    >> It's a magic x86-only system call,
    >
    >> Making the _generic_ code jump through hoops because some stupid special
    >> case that nobody else is interested in is bad.
    >
    > Actually, I suspect that MIPS, x86-64 and other
    > architectures are also interested ...

    Indeed. Even if you happen to have a spare 10Gb of RAM, and can address it
    efficiently, that's still no reason to blow it on mindless copies of data ;-)

    M.

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