Address Translation Using Variable -Sized Page Tables
Original Publication Date: 2003-Aug-04
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Aug-04
This disclosure describes the structure and implementation of a variable size page table (VSPT). Using a VSPT offers substantial performance improvements when compared to a hashed page table (HTAB) or any other fixed-size page table. VSPT can be used in any processor that supports variable size pages and software managed replacement of translation lookaside buffer (TLB) entries.