[PATCH 1/2] powerpc: add hugepagesz boot-time parameter
mel at csn.ul.ie
Thu Nov 29 03:12:02 EST 2007
On (28/11/07 08:26), Arnd Bergmann didst pronounce:
> On Wednesday 28 November 2007, Jon Tollefson wrote:
> > This patch adds the hugepagesz boot-time parameter for ppc64 that lets
> > you pick the size for your huge pages. The choices available are 64K
> > and 16M. It defaults to 16M (previously the only choice) if nothing or
> > an invalid choice is specified. Tested 64K huge pages with the
> > libhugetlbfs 1.2 release with its 'make func' and 'make stress' test
> > invocations.
> How hard would it be to add the 1MB page size that some CPUs support
> as well? On systems with small physical memory like the PS3, that
> sounds very useful to me.
Does the PS3 support 1M pages in hardware? When I last looked, the magic
ibm,segment-page-sizes file that described the supported pagesizes was
missing from the device tree. In this situation, the default sizes
become 4K and 16M because no other ones are advertised.
Part-time Phd Student Linux Technology Center
University of Limerick IBM Dublin Software Lab
More information about the Linuxppc-dev