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

From: Jes Sorensen <>
Date: 2007-06-13 21:01:50
>>>>> "Tony" == Luck, Tony <> writes:

Tony> But I've been thinking of switching over to 64K pages for a
Tony> while.  As you say ia64 systems tend to have a large amount of
Tony> memory ... and everyone's idea of "large" when talking about
Tony> memory has been gradually increasing over the years (choice for
Tony> laptops is now 1G or 2G!).  It would seem silly to provision an
Tony> ia64 box with less than 16G of memory today.

Maybe we should ask for some benchmarks before making this change?
IMHO 64KB seems a lot, but maybe it isn't when it comes down to it. I
guess it depends a lot on the actual application users are trying to

I think there are still broken user apps out there that hard code the
page size, but then thats not really our problem since we've had
getpagesize() in glibc for eons.

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Received on Wed Jun 13 21:30:59 2007

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