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SubjectRe: [PATCH] add a clear_pages function to clear pages of higher order
On Thu, 24 Mar 2005 10:41:06 -0800 (PST)
Christoph Lameter <clameter@engr.sgi.com> wrote:

> So it would be useful to have
>
> clear_page -> Temporal. Only zaps one page
>
> and
>
> clear_pages -> Zaps arbitrary order of page non-temporal
>
>
> Rework the clear_pages patch to do just that? Maybe rename clear_pages
> clear_pages_nt?
>
> prep_zero_page would use a temporal clear for an order 0 page but a
> nontemporal clear for higher order pages.

That sounds about right to me.

Hmmm, I'm inspired to experiment with this on sparc64 a bit.
:-)
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