Re: [PATCH] arm64: Enable CONFIG_COMPAT also for 64k page size

From: Arnd Bergmann
Date: Fri Dec 05 2014 - 07:25:27 EST

On Friday 05 December 2014 11:05:07 Catalin Marinas wrote:
> > Should we add support for 64k-pages in the arm32 kernel as well now?
> 32-bit LPAE doesn't support 64K pages but IIRC the classic MMU does
> (though I have to check whether it was optional). But it's not feasible
> to enable this in a 32-bit environment because of the memory wasted with
> large pages (on average 32KB per mapped file, possibly even more if you
> have lots of small files).

That sounds like a tradeoff that some users might be willing to make.

I remember that with ps3-linux, a lot of people wanted to enable 64k-pages
because the Cell processor has such a small number of TLB entries (256 or
1024), but Linux only has around 200MB of memory available. I believe
there are arm32 machines with more RAM and fewer TLBs.

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