Subject: Re: HEADS-UP: top down vm available for use on i386 platform, for development on others
To: Ben Harris <>
From: Andrew Brown <>
List: current-users
Date: 02/21/2003 09:59:23
>>where [1] is the area reserved for heap growth and [2] is the area
>>reserved for mmap()ed allocations.  now it looks like this:
>>and as you can plainly, see, there is only one area now, [3], into
>>which either of them can grow.  this means (or will mean, ultimately),
>>that your heap can grow larger, or you can mmap() larger objects.
>Hurrah!  This is excellent news for ports with small amounts of VM, like
>acorn26.  I really must get around to swapping desks so I've got room to get
>an acorn26 machine running again...

yup.  i expect most platforms can find some benefit from this.


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