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Re: Multiple processor support?

To: "Kevin D. Kissell" <kevink@mips.com>
Subject: Re: Multiple processor support?
From: Ralf Baechle <ralf@oss.sgi.com>
Date: Sat, 24 Mar 2001 02:23:07 +0100
Cc: <carlson@sibyte.com>, "Matthew Dharm" <mdharm@momenco.com>, <linux-mips@oss.sgi.com>
In-reply-to: <01b801c0b3fb$1770b740$0deca8c0@Ulysses>; from kevink@mips.com on Sat, Mar 24, 2001 at 01:40:47AM +0100
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On Sat, Mar 24, 2001 at 01:40:47AM +0100, Kevin D. Kissell wrote:

> Well, one reason might be memory footprint...

As of now the memory footprint of the kernel is large but userspace which
is all 32-bit software has unchanged footprint.  I've got plans for 2.5
to reduce the memory footprint of the kernel by introducing a 2-level
pagetable.

  Ralf

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