Re: large page patch (fwd) (fwd)

From: David S. Miller (
Date: Mon Aug 05 2002 - 00:42:20 EST

   From: Linus Torvalds <>
   Date: Sun, 4 Aug 2002 12:28:54 -0700 (PDT)
   I suspect that there is some non-zero order-X (probably 2 or 3), where you
   just win more than you lose. Even for small programs.

Furthermore it would obviously help to enhance the clear_user_page()
interface to handle multiple pages because that would nullify the
startup/finish overhead of the copy loop. (read as: things like TLB
loads and FPU save/restore on some platforms)
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