Subject: Re: memcpy segfaults
To: Bill Studenmund <>
From: Chris G. Demetriou <>
List: current-users
Date: 02/08/2000 14:50:37
Bill Studenmund <> writes:
> So the question is should a PROT_READ be silently added? I suspect not,
> since a program might really want a write-only mapping, which it can't
> get.

There are two responses to this:

* "what somebody random might thing what somebody might expect," and

* "what standards say that people can expect in portable programs."

the latter indicates that PROT_READ can -- and if necessary to support
the user supplying only PROT_WRITE must -- be added.

Chris Demetriou - -
Disclaimer: Not speaking for NetBSD, just expressing my own opinion.