Subject: Re: sbrk() semantics ....
To: Wolfgang Solfrank <>
From: Chris G Demetriou <Chris_G_Demetriou@LAGAVULIN.PDL.CS.CMU.EDU>
List: tech-kern
Date: 03/11/1995 20:58:34
> > They could go away, and are only used for historical compatibility.
> Of course, currently they cannot go away.

"could" != "can".  8-)

> At least not until someone has
> reimplemented malloc in terms of some other system call, e.g. mmap.

right.  but i can think of very few reasons why "application software"
(i.e. anything that's not a system library or the kernel) would need
to know about them...