[RFC] Consolidate lots of hugepage code

William Lee Irwin III wli at holomorphy.com
Mon Nov 8 08:09:43 EST 2004

At some point in the past, I wrote:
>> The second is a triplefault on x86-64 under some
>> condition involving a long-running database regression test. There has
>> obviously been considerably less progress there in no small part due to
>> the amount of time required to reproduce the issue.

On Mon, Nov 08, 2004 at 06:30:07AM +1100, Anton Blanchard wrote:
> OK. We have not seen a similar issue on ppc64 even with extensive
> testing (although with HPC apps). The question is how long we should
> hold off on further hugetlb development waiting for this one bug report
> on a single architecture to be chased.

Until it's fixed. Until then I'm considering it a byproduct of that same
development. And with your report, that makes it two architectures, not

The concepts of the features etc. are all generally okay, though very
buzzword-centric. In general the audits and sweeps have been lacking
thoroughness in the architecture-specific areas. I expect that
particular issue to have been the cause of these two bugreports.

-- wli

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