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  • mangeek
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    I'm excited for this. This isn't my wheelhouse, but I've seen THP benefit some workloads, and always had the nagging suspicion that a ton of kernel stuff happening in 4k chunks (like swap and the page cache) may have been diluting the value of huge pages.

    Is there some sort of generic in-kernel object store for 'stuff', or is that done in a more bespoke per-subsystem manner?

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  • Folio Improvements For Linux 5.17, Large Folio Patches Posted

    Phoronix: Folio Improvements For Linux 5.17, Large Folio Patches Posted

    Back in November memory folios were merged into Linux 5.16 as a fundamental change to the memory management code. Now for Linux 5.17 there are improvements for folios merged and then out likely for Linux 5.18 is introducing the notion of large folios...

    https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pa...ux-5.17-Folios
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