Re: large page patch

From: William Lee Irwin III (
Date: Thu Aug 01 2002 - 23:30:29 EST

From: (Linus Torvalds)
Date: Fri, 2 Aug 2002 04:07:10 +0000 (UTC)
> Of course, if you can actually measure it, that would be
> interesting. Naive math gives you a guess for the order of
> magnitude effect, but nothing beats real numbers ;)

On Thu, Aug 01, 2002 at 09:13:57PM -0700, David S. Miller wrote:
> The SYSV folks actually did have a buddy allocator a long time ago and
> they did implement lazy coalescing because is supposedly improved
> performance.
> See chapter 12 section 7 in "Unix Internals" by Uresh Vahalia.

And I've implemented it for Linux.

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