Re: [RFC] 4-level page table directories.

From: David Mosberger-Tang <>
Date: 2005-11-09 11:08:53
On 11/8/05, Gerald Pfeifer <> wrote:

> OSVs and ISVs, on the other hand, usually prefer to only test and harden
> and qualify/certify a single kernel (which is why Dan's approach to Xen/ia64
> looks quite appealing).

That's a completely bogus argument though.  Perhaps the ISV is stupid
enough not to realize what happens when you boot with pgsize=64K but
it certainly doesn't avoid combinatorial explosion (e.g., programs
that have 16KB page size hardcoded still may fail...).

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