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SubjectRe: [PATCH] [4/7] Don't use large pages to map the first 2/4MB of memory
Andi Kleen a écrit :
> Intel recommends to not use large pages for the first 1MB
> of the physical memory because there are fixed size MTRRs there
> which cause splitups in the TLBs.
> On AMD doing so is also a good idea.
> The implementation is a little different between 32bit and 64bit.
> On 32bit I just taught the initial page table set up about this
> because it was very simple to do. This also has the advantage
> that the risk of a prefetch ever seeing the page even
> if it only exists for a short time is minimized.
> On 64bit that is not quite possible, so use set_memory_4k() a little
> later (in check_bugs) instead.
> Signed-off-by: Andi Kleen <>
> ---
> arch/x86/kernel/bugs_64.c | 12 ++++++++++++
> arch/x86/mm/init_32.c | 6 +++++-
> 2 files changed, 17 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

Should we then change CONFIG_PHYSICAL_START from 0x100000 to 0x400000 ?

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