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Hugetlb BoFS

Adam G. Litke (adam.litke@gmail.com)

At last year's Hugetlb BOFS, large page users and developers gathered around the same table. After lots of insightful discussion, a plan became clear and work has begun in earnest. Given the success of the first Hugetlb BOFS, we'd like to host one again this year.

First on the agenda is a progress report on current hugetlb development efforts. This will be an open-ended discussion, driven by the interests of the attendees. Possible topics include: memory fragmentation, VM interface cleanups, alternative drivers for requesting huge page memory, userspace tools (including libhugetlbfs), and measuring hugetlb performance impacts. We'll then ask users how the work we're doing will help them to use huge pages and also how the plan might be adjusted to make things even better for them.

You should attend if: you are a hugetlb user (HPC, DB, etc.), hugetlb or general VM hacker, or you're just interested in the current state and future of huge pages on Linux.