Subject: Re: increasing share memory
To: Matthias Buelow <>
From: Perry E. Metzger <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 03/03/2002 21:48:25
Matthias Buelow <> writes:
> Perry E. Metzger writes:
> >In fact, the number in question only gives a maximum to the size of
> >the sysv shared memory -- since the shared memory is pageable and
> >handled by the same mechanisms as mmapped shared memory etc. the limit
> >is really an artifact of the past and should be eliminated.
> Hmm, couldn't the relevant system calls simply be replaced with
> library functions using the (imho) a bit more appropriate mmap()
> style shared memory functions?

It would be hard to deal with managing the bozotic System V shared
memory segment space without having some sort of system hooks. You
could possibly kludge something together, but...

Perry E. Metzger
NetBSD Development, Support & CDs.