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I read that the data coherency problem due to virtual indexing is avoided
through page coloring and it has also got the speed of physical indexing
can u just elaborate on how this is possible?


Thanks




> implementing a fully associative cache eliminates the need for page
> coloring, but it has to be implemented in hardware. if you don't have
> fully associative caches in your hardware page coloring helps avoid the
> worst case memory allocations.
>
> from what I have seen on the attempts to implement it the problem is
> that the calculations needed to do page colored allocations end up
> costing enough that they end up with a net loss compared to the old
> method.
>
> David Lang
>
>
> On Fri, 24 Jan 2003, Anoop J.
> wrote:
>
>> Date: Fri, 24 Jan 2003 11:24:24 +0530 (IST)
>> From: Anoop J. <cs99001@nitc.ac.in>
>> To: linux-mm@kvack.org, linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
>>
>>
>> How is this different from a fully associative cache .Would be better
>> if u could deal it based on the address bits used
>>



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