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Improved Address-Space Switching on Pentium Processors by Transparently Multiplexing User Address Spaces

Improved Address-Space Switching on Pentium Processors by Transparently Multiplexing User Address Spaces
Author:

Jochen Liedtke

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Source:

GMD Technical Report No. 933, November 1995

Date: 11.1995

Abstract:

Address-space switch requires a TLB flush on many processors. With increasing TLB size, the secondary costs of address-space switching due to TLB refill can thus increase substantially. For the Pentium processor, we describe an optimization to avoid TLB flush in many cases. The method is transparent to the user and thus requires no extension of the microkernel interface.

BibTex:

@TechReport{Liedtke95ImprovedAddressSpaceSwitching,
  author = {Jochen Liedtke},
  title = {Improved Address-Space Switching on Pentium Processors by Transparently Multiplexing User Address Spaces},
  booktitle = {GMD Technical Report},
  number = {933},
  month = nov,
  year = 1995,
  url = {http://l4ka.org/publications/}
}