SUMMARY:VAC - what is it?

From: Andy McCammont (
Date: Thu Feb 23 1995 - 06:22:50 CST

I got a couple of replys to my posting asking what the line in
vmunix: VAC ENABLED in COPYBACK mode

It's avirtual address cache, which is enabled on multiprocessor
machines, as opposed to a Physical Address Cache (PAC) which is used on
single CPU machines.
It's CPU h/w dependant, and the kernel picks the mode at startup - it
can't be set.

Thanks to (Francois Staes) and 1 other (sorry I
lost you mail) for this info

Andy McCammont
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