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SubjectRe: 4level page tables for Linux
On Wed, Oct 13, 2004 at 09:35:58PM +0200, Andi Kleen wrote:
> page mapping level 4 (?) just guessing here.

make sense.

> PML4 is the name AMD and Intel use in their documentation. I don't see
> a particular reason to be different from them.

just because we never say 'page mapping level 4', we think 'page table
level 4' or 'page directory level 4'.

pte4 doesn't sound nice since we don't use pte3/2/1, but pgd4 could make
some more sense than pml4.

But I'm fine if you prefer to stick with pml4. Those are names we tend
to memorize anyways, I don't actually know what pmd means exactly either
(page middle directory)?
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