Cache performance on 386 boards running Unix

Peter Brouwer pb at
Wed Oct 25 18:35:05 AEST 1989

In article <919 at umigw.MIAMI.EDU> angel at (angel li) writes:
>Does anyone know the performance difference of 386 boards with a cache
>against boards without a cache, both running Unix?  I would like to
>know whether paying for the cache is worth the money.
This depends on the size/working set of your applications you use.
Most caches are 64k = 16 pages. So if you have large applications with
a working set ( number of pages it used during execution ) the cache is'nt
a great help. 

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