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    On August 2, 2002 01:20, David S. Miller wrote:
    > From: David Mosberger <davidm@napali.hpl.hp.com>
    > Date: Thu, 1 Aug 2002 23:26:07 -0700
    >
    > I'm a bit concerned about this, too. My preference would have been to
    > use the regular mmap() and shmat() syscalls with some
    > augmentation/hint as to what the preferred page size is (Simon
    > Winwood's OLS 2002 paper talks about some options here). I like this
    > because hints could be useful even with a transparent superpage
    > scheme.
    >
    > A "hint" to use superpages? That's absurd.

    What about applications that want fine-grained page aging? 4MB is a tad on the
    course side for most desktop applications.

    -Ryan
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