405 TLB miss reduction

Jon Masters jonathan at jonmasters.org
Fri Dec 12 03:48:03 EST 2003

Wolfgang Grandegger wrote:

| We have been surprised, that CONFIG_PIN_TLB was able to reduce the page
| miss rate already by approx. 40%. We are also working on the
| optimization/tuning of our application and likely there we can gain more
| than by further squeezing the TBL management of the Linux kernel, I agree.

I noticed a possible improvement in performance however have not yet
done a set of tests to back this up. I saw the huge TLB stuff in
2.6.0-test11 and nearly fell off my chair - can someone here provide
some reference to read on this so I can be more useful talking about it?


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