Subject: port-sparc/13241: mmap problem on Sparcstation 2
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: None <email@example.com>
Date: 06/18/2001 14:35:31
>Synopsis: mmap returns no error, when not mapping on a Sparcstation 2
>Arrival-Date: Mon Jun 18 14:29:00 PDT 2001
>Originator: Cliff Wright
>Release: NetBSD 1.5
System: NetBSD clone 1.5 NetBSD 1.5 (GENERIC) #1: Wed Nov 29 00:29:52 MET 2000 root@flambard:/usr/src/sys/arch/sparc/compile/GENERIC sparc
Mozilla .9 was seg faulting on my Sparcstation 2.
This was due to mmap being used with a large supplied virtual address
hint, rather than 0 for auto select virtual address,
and returning success when it did not useably mmap.
Code that produces the error follows.
I was told that on the sun4c architecture the MMU's can not access
addresses in the range 0x1fffffff through 0xe0000000.
However then I believe mmap should either select a useable address,
as the supplied address is only a hint, or should return
an error. Returning a successful mmap when it was not successful
seems wrong to me.
Test code that duplicates Mozilla error:
char *vaddr = (char*) 0x50000000;
fdz = open("/dev/zero",O_RDWR , 0);
prot = PROT_READ|PROT_WRITE;
rv = mmap(vaddr, 65536L, prot, MAP_PRIVATE, fdz, 0);
printf("rv = 0x%0x\n", rv);
memset(rv, 0, 216);
I fixed the Mozilla problem by changing
_PR_STACK_VMBASE 0x50000000 to
_PR_STACK_VMBASE 0 (i.e. auto select virtual address) in