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SubjectRE: Is it possible to use 8K page size on a i386 pc?
H. Peter Anvin wrote:
> Followup to: <>
> By author: Pete Zaitcev <>
> In newsgroup:
> >
> > You may run into trouble with something that calls mmap with
> > a fixed address, with executables which have text sizes of
> > odd number of small pages. I was told that these problems are
> > fairly rare.
> >
> Only 50% of all binaries are affected... that's fairly rare :)

The majority of x86 linux binaries run on ia64 with a 16K
pagesize (admittedly with some not-so-pretty code to fudge
mmap/munmap addresses ... but it is proof that you can reduce
the problems to "fairly rare").

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