[Beowulf] Feedback on large pages in Linux

Joe Landman landman at scalableinformatics.com
Mon Jul 17 16:16:00 EDT 2006


Toon Moene wrote:

>> 6. What would make large page support in Linux better for your 
>> application?
> 
> Duh. Fewer TLB cache reloads.

I would think that a simpler mechanism (not the "filesystem" approach) 
would be better.  I would like to simply let an application use large 
pages for its allocations.  Used to do this with IRIX and it was great.

> 
> Cheers,
> 


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