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I think this is a case of the same tuerm being used for two different
purposes. I don't know the use you are refering to.

David Lang


On Fri, 24 Jan 2003, Anoop J. wrote:

> 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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