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SubjectRe: [patch] cache pipe buf page address for non-highmem arch
On Fri, Mar 23, 2007 at 10:14:52AM +0000, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> I think you're fixing the symptom here and not the cause. If calculating
> the virtual address of a page is so expensive on your setup it should
> define WANT_PAGE_VIRTUAL and we should always cache the virtual address
> in struct page. There's a lot more code, epecially in filesystems that's
> rather upset about a slow page_address.
Andi shot that down when I brought it up a while ago, as it does show
up in profiles for networking and other code paths. His argument is that
the loss of memory is excessive. Personally, I think the benefits of a
64 byte struct page on x86-64 outweigh the memory loss, as it means page
index to address translations are a simple shift.

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