Re: [PATCH] add a clear_pages function to clear pages of higher order

From: Andi Kleen <>
Date: 2005-03-28 03:12:20
> Clearly, if the CPU that's clearing the page is likely to use that
> same page soon after, it'd be useful to use temporal stores.

That is always the case in the current code (without Christophers 
pre cleaning daemon). The page fault handler clears and user space
is guaranteed to need at least one cacheline from the fresh page
because it just did a page fault on it. With non temporal stores
you guarantee at least one hard cache miss directly after
the return to user space.

I suspect even with precleaning the average time from cleaning to use will be 
quite short.

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Received on Sun Mar 27 12:13:59 2005

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