Re: [Lse-tech] Re: hugetlb demand paging patch part [0/3]

From: Martin J. Bligh <mbligh_at_aracnet.com>
Date: 2004-04-15 01:23:45
>>> In addition to the hugetlb commit handling that we've been working on
>>> off the list, Ray Bryant of SGI and I are also working on demand paging
>>> for hugetlb page.  Here are our final version that has been heavily
>>> tested on ia64 and x86.  I've broken the patch into 3 pieces so it's
>>> easier to read/review, etc.
>> 
>> Ok I think it's time to say "HO STOP" here.
>> 
>> If you're going to make the kernel deal with different, concurrent page
>> sizes then please do it for real. Or alternatively leave hugetlb to be
>> the kludge/hack it is right now. Anything inbetween is the road to
>> madness...
> 
> I'd prefer to see it walk step by step to "doing it for real" than have
> a huge cataclysmic patch that breaks everything ....

Hmm - maybe that could be misinterpreted ;-) I meant that this the patches
discussed here are the steps (ie good ;-)), not the cataclysmic event.

M.

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