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How is this different from a fully associative cache .Would be better if u
could deal it based on the address bits used

Thanks

David Lang wrote:

>The idea of page coloring is based on the fact that common implementations
>of caching can't put any page in memory in any line in the cache (such an
>implementation is possible, but is more expensive to do so is not commonly
>done)
>
>With this implementation it means that if your program happens to use
>memory that cannot be mapped to half of the cache lines then effectivly
>the CPU cache is half it's rated size for your program. the next time your
>program runs it may get a more favorable memory allocation and be able to
>use all of the cache and therefor run faster.
>
>Page coloring is an attampt to take this into account when allocating
>memory to programs so that every program gets to use all of the cache.
>
>David Lang
>
>
> On Fri, 24 Jan 2003, Anoop J. wrote:
>
>>Date: Fri, 24 Jan 2003 10:38:03 +0530 (IST)
>>From: Anoop J. <cs99001@nitc.ac.in>
>>To: linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org, linux-mm@kvack.org
>>
>>
>>How does page coloring work. Iwant its mechanism not the implementation.
>>I went through some pages of W.L.Lynch's paper on cache and VM. Still not
>>able to grasp it .
>>
>>
>>Thanks in advance
>>
>>
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