Report Number: CSL-TR-91-492
Institution: Stanford University, Computer Systems Laboratory
Title: Paging Performance with Page Coloring.
Author: Lynch, William L.
Author: Flynn, Michael J.
Date: October 1991
Abstract: Constraining the mapping of virtual to physical addresses
page coloring can speed and/or simplify caches in the
presence of virtual memory. For the mapping to hold, physical
memory must be partitioned into distinct colors, and virtual
pages allocated to a specific color of physical page
determined by the mapping. This paper uses and analytical
model and simulation to compare the paging effects of colored
versus uncolored (conventional) page allocation, and
concludes that these effects are small.