support for only 255 processes on a 405

Dan Malek dan at
Tue Aug 28 04:14:46 EST 2001

Ralph Blach wrote:
> Is there any support for having a special case for the 405 that would
> limit the number of processes to 255.  This means that the pid and
> context could be the same.  This might be a performance gain.

The PID and context are already reused until there are more than 255
(or whatever the MMU can support) active processes.  There isn't a
special case needed, this is generic to all PowerPC with small context
space resources.

	-- Dan

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