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From: Nick Piggin <>
To: Christoph Lameter <>
Cc: Linux Kernel Mailing List <>,
	Linux Memory Management List <>
Subject: Re: [patch] mm: NUMA replicated pagecache
Date: Thu, 15 Feb 2007 01:10:53 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

On Wed, Feb 14, 2007 at 11:00:02AM -0800, Christoph Lameter wrote:
> On Tue, 13 Feb 2007, Nick Piggin wrote:
> > This is a scheme for page replication replicates read-only pagecache pages
> > opportunistically, at pagecache lookup time (at points where we know the
> > page is being looked up for read only).
> The problem is that you may only have a single page table. One process 
> with multiple threads will just fault in one thread in order to 
> install the mapping to the page. The others threads may be running on 
> different nodes and different processors but will not generate any 
> faults. Pages will not be replicated as needed. The scheme only seems to 
> be working for special cases of multiple processes mapping the same file.

Yeah like program text, libraries. Not just mapping, also reading, FWIW.

I guess if you map something in different positions, then you can have
it replicated!

But no arguments, this doesn't aim to do replication of the same virtual
address. If you did come up with such a scheme, however, you would still
need a replicated pagecache for it as well.

  reply	other threads:[~2007-02-15  0:10 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 12+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2007-02-13  6:09 Nick Piggin
2007-02-13  6:09 ` Nick Piggin
2007-02-14  4:28 ` Nick Piggin
2007-02-14 18:57 ` Christoph Lameter
2007-02-15  0:07   ` Nick Piggin
2007-02-14 19:00 ` Christoph Lameter
2007-02-15  0:10   ` Nick Piggin [this message]
2007-02-15  0:13     ` Christoph Lameter
2007-02-14 20:32 ` Lee Schermerhorn
2007-02-15  0:38   ` Nick Piggin
2007-02-15 23:29     ` Lee Schermerhorn
2007-02-16 13:35       ` Nick Piggin

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