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SubjectRe: PAE/NX without performance drain?
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On Sat, 2006-12-09 at 15:39 -0500, John Richard Moser wrote:
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> Apparently (as I've been told today) using a hardware NX bit in a 32-bit
> x86 kernel requires PAE mode. PAE mode is enabled with HIGHMEM64, which
> is (apparently) extremely slow.


it's not extremely slow.

there is a minor performance delta, sure, but to be honest that's a
benchmark thing more than a real life thing.

What did your measurements show that the slowdown was? And how did you
measure this?



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