On Fri, Aug 04, 2006 at 05:14:37PM -0600, Eric W. Biederman wrote:
> I guess the practical question is do people see a real performance benefit
> when loading the kernel at 4MB?
Linus claimed lmbench saw some huge wins. Others showed that for eg,
a kernel compile took the same amount of time, so take from that what you will..
> Possibly the right solution is to do like I did on x86_64 and simply remove
> CONFIG_PHYSICAL_START, and always place the kernel at 4MB, or something like
> > The practical question is what to do to keep the complexity from spinning
> out of control. Removing CONFIG_PHYSICAL_START would seriously help with
Given the two primary uses of that option right now are a) the aforementioned
perf win and b) building kexec kernels, I doubt anyone would miss it once
we go relocatable ;-)