"Turning the Page" on hugetlb InterfacesAdam G. Litke (firstname.lastname@example.org)
HugeTLBFS was devised to meet the needs of large database users. Applications use filesystem calls to explicitly request superpages. This interface has been extended over time to meet the needs of new users, leading to increased complexity and misunderstood semantics. For these reasons, hugeTLBFS is unsuitable for potential users like HPC, embedded, and the desktop. This paper will introduce a new interface abstraction for superpages, enabling multiple interfaces to coexist, each with separate semantics.