RE: [IA64] Set default page size to 64k

From: Christoph Lameter <>
Date: 2007-06-08 12:22:15
On Fri, 8 Jun 2007, Boehm, Hans wrote:

> This of course causes problems for applications that try to use page
> protection to track updates or are relying on small granularity
> copy-on-write, or the like.  Anything that uses our garbage collector in
> incremental mode will fit that description, though I don't believe there
> are currently many such applications.  Checkpointing may be another

Why is that a problem? The granularity would change right?

> similar issue, at least for some applications.  Software DSM
> implementations would clearly be affected.  I would guess that the trend
> is likely to be towards more of this in all three of those areas.


> I am not really arguing against this, since I don't have a good overview
> of how many customers are likely to be affected.  I just want to make
> sure that both sides of the issue are considered.

SLES9 is available in a 64k page size version. Some customers still run 
that one because it is faster.

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