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SubjectRe: about PENTIUM4 cache line
Jamie Lokier wrote:
> michaelc wrote:
>> I read the Intel IA-32 developer's manual recently, and I found
>> the cache lines for L1 and L2 caches in Pentium4 are 64 bytes
>> wide, but the thing make me confused is that the default value
>> CONFIG_X86_L1_CACHE_SHIFT option in 2.4.x kernel is 7, why it's
>> not 6? Any expanation about this would be appreciated!
> I don't recall seeing an answer to this.
> Was there one?

There is some confusion about P4 cache line size but

Intel Software Developer's Manual VOL 1

Page 2.12, Par 2.6:
"128-byte cache line size
- Two 64-byte sectors"

Philippe Elie

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