Physical Memory Management with Two Page Sizes in Tender OS

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Abstract

Physical memory capacity has increased owing to large-scale integration. In addition, memory footprints have increased in size, as multiple programs are executed on a single computer. Many operating systems manage physical memory by paging a 4 KB page. Therefore, the number of entries in the virtual address translation table for virtual to physical increases along with the size of the memory footprints. This cause a decrease in the translation lookaside buffer (TLB) hit ratio, resulting in the performance degradation of the application. To address this problem, we propose the implementation of physical memory management with two page sizes: 4 KB and 4 MB. This allows us to expand range of addresses to be translated by a single TLB entry, thereby improving the TLB hit rate. This paper describes the design and implementation of the physical memory management mechanism that manages physical memory using two page sizes on The ENduring operating system for Distributed EnviRonment (OS). Our results showed that when the page size is 4 MB, the processing time of the memory allocation can be reduced by as much as approximately 99.7%, and the processing time for process creation can be reduced by as much as approximately 51%, and the processing time of the memory operation could be reduced by as much as 91.9%.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Networked-Based Information Systems - The 24th International Conference on Network-Based Information Systems, NBiS-2021
EditorsLeonard Barolli, Hsing-Chung Chen, Hiroyoshi Miwa
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Pages238-248
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)9783030849122
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022
Event24th International Conference on Network-Based Information Systems, NBiS-2021 - Taichung, Taiwan, Province of China
Duration: Sep 1 2021Sep 3 2021

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Networks and Systems
Volume313
ISSN (Print)2367-3370
ISSN (Electronic)2367-3389

Conference

Conference24th International Conference on Network-Based Information Systems, NBiS-2021
Country/TerritoryTaiwan, Province of China
CityTaichung
Period9/1/219/3/21

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Signal Processing
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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