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Re: [PATCH] 64K page size

To: Jonathan Day <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] 64K page size
From: Ralf Baechle <>
Date: Tue, 29 Aug 2006 15:07:00 +0100
Cc: Thiemo Seufer <>, Peter Watkins <>,
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On Wed, Aug 23, 2006 at 09:23:24AM -0700, Jonathan Day wrote:

> I am extremely interested in big pages (64K, etc), and
> the sooner the better. If there is anything not
> considered OK for immediate inclusion in the Linux
> MIPS git tree, I would love to have a copy anyway.
> Large pages will be necessary for some high-priority
> work I'm doing, although stability at this point seems
> to be an optional extra. (Hence why the patches are
> much more important than whether they're actually
> finished yet.)

We're getting very close to a 2.6.18 release and 64kB pages are still
quite experimental, so I'm putting all the 64kB pagesize related fixes
into the queue branch.  16kB by now has a few users, so I give it
higher priority.

I've been promised hugetlbfs since quite a while but that somehow never
materialized.  Or maybe that's just because the runtime generated TLB
exception handlers killed the patches ;-)


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