Practical, transparent operating system support for superpages

@inproceedings{Navarro2002PracticalTO,
  title={Practical, transparent operating system support for superpages},
  author={Juan E. Navarro and Sitaram Iyer and P. Druschel and A. Cox},
  booktitle={OPSR},
  year={2002}
}
Most general-purpose processors provide support for memory pages of large sizes, called superpages. Superpages enable each entry in the translation lookaside buffer (TLB) to map a large physical memory region into a virtual address space. This dramatically increases TLB coverage, reduces TLB misses, and promises performance improvements for many applications. However, supporting superpages poses several challenges to the operating system, in terms of superpage allocation and promotion tradeoffs… Expand
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