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From: Kirill A. Shutemov <kirill.shutemov <at> linux.intel.com>
Subject: [PATCH 0/3] Virtual huge zero page
Newsgroups: gmane.linux.kernel
Date: Friday 28th September 2012 23:37:18 UTC (over 4 years ago)
From: "Kirill A. Shutemov" 

Here's alternative implementation of huge zero page: virtual huge zero
page.

Virtual huge zero page is a PMD table with all entries set to zero page.
H. Peter Anvin asked to evaluate this implementation option.

Pros:
 - cache friendly (not yet benchmarked);
 - less changes required (if I haven't miss something ;);

Cons:
 - increases TLB pressure;
 - requires per-arch enabling;
 - one more check on handle_mm_fault() path.

At the moment I did only sanity check. Testing is required.

Any opinion?

Kirill A. Shutemov (3):
  asm-generic: introduce pmd_special() and pmd_mkspecial()
  mm, thp: implement virtual huge zero page
  x86: implement HAVE_PMD_SPECAIL

 arch/Kconfig                   |    6 ++++++
 arch/x86/Kconfig               |    1 +
 arch/x86/include/asm/pgtable.h |   14 +++++++++++++-
 include/asm-generic/pgtable.h  |   12 ++++++++++++
 include/linux/mm.h             |    8 ++++++++
 mm/huge_memory.c               |   38
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
 mm/memory.c                    |   15 ++++++++-------
 7 files changed, 86 insertions(+), 8 deletions(-)

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