A dynamic TLB management structure to support different page sizes

Jung Hoon Lee, Jang Soo Lee, Shin Dug Kim

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Abstract

Translation look-aside buffers (TLBs) are small caches to speed-up address translation in processors with virtual memory. There are many methods for improving TLB performance, such as increasing the number of entries in TLB and supporting large page or multiple page sizes. The best way is to support multiple page sizes, but any operating system doesn't support multiple page sizes in user mode. Also software must select a proper page-size assignment policy to take advantage of the larger pages. So, we propose a new structure of TLB supporting two pages to obtain the effect of multiple page sizes with high performance and at low cost without operating system support. According to result of comparison and analysis, the proposed method with fewer entries results in similar performance compared with the conventional TLB with many entries. Also in the case of same area size, it is shown that miss ratio of the proposed TLB can be reduced by as much as 90% comparing with conventional fully-associative TLB.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2nd IEEE Asia Pacific Conference on ASICs, AP-ASIC 2000
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages299-302
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)0780364708, 9780780364707
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2000 Jan 1
Event2nd IEEE Asia Pacific Conference on ASICs, AP-ASIC 2000 - Cheju, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 2000 Aug 282000 Aug 30

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 2nd IEEE Asia Pacific Conference on ASICs, AP-ASIC 2000

Other

Other2nd IEEE Asia Pacific Conference on ASICs, AP-ASIC 2000
CountryKorea, Republic of
CityCheju
Period00/8/2800/8/30

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Lee, J. H., Lee, J. S., & Kim, S. D. (2000). A dynamic TLB management structure to support different page sizes. In Proceedings of the 2nd IEEE Asia Pacific Conference on ASICs, AP-ASIC 2000 (pp. 299-302). [896967] (Proceedings of the 2nd IEEE Asia Pacific Conference on ASICs, AP-ASIC 2000). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/APASIC.2000.896967