RE: Is it possible to use 8K page size on a i386 pc?
Luck, Tony (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Tue, 27 Aug 2002 17:19:54 -0700
H. Peter Anvin wrote:
> Followup to: <200208271914.g7RJEQE07821@devserv.devel.redhat.com>
> By author: Pete Zaitcev <email@example.com>
> In newsgroup: linux.dev.kernel
> > You may run into trouble with something that calls mmap with
> > a fixed address, with executables which have text sizes of
> > odd number of small pages. I was told that these problems are
> > fairly rare.
> Only 50% of all binaries are affected... that's fairly rare :)
The majority of x86 linux binaries run on ia64 with a 16K
pagesize (admittedly with some not-so-pretty code to fudge
mmap/munmap addresses ... but it is proof that you can reduce
the problems to "fairly rare").
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