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SubjectRe: [QUICKLIST 1/4] Quicklists for page table pages V5
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On Wed, 2007-04-11 at 15:41 +1000, Paul Mackerras wrote:
> Benjamin Herrenschmidt writes:
>
> > > > For a 64K page size kernel, we have 3 level page tables and we use 3
> > > > caches: a PGD pages are 128 bytes (yeah, not big heh...), our pmd
> > > > pages are 32K (half a page) and PTE pages are PAGE_SIZE (64K).
> > >
> > > Ok so use quicklists for the PTEs and slab for the rest? A PGD of only 128
> > > bytes? Stuff one at the end of the mm_struct or the task struct? That way
> > > you can avoid allocation overhead.
> >
> > Yeah, maybe... I need to think about it a bit more. I might be able to
> > make the PMD a full page too.
>
> There was a reason for making the PMD level map 256MB. I'd have to
> remember what that was and make sure it didn't apply any more first...

For dynamic VSIDs....

Ben.


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