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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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