support for only 255 processes on a 405

Ralph Blach rcblach at
Tue Aug 28 04:22:36 EST 2001


Perhaps i dont understand.  It looks like from the code that process id
and pids dont match.  Could you explain how this code works.


Dan Malek wrote:
> 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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