Subject: Re: Wine & NetBSD?
To: Chuck Cranor <email@example.com>
From: Bang Jun-Young <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 11/27/2001 14:30:52
On Wed, Nov 21, 2001 at 10:03:30PM -0500, Chuck Cranor wrote:
> the problem with your patch is this: suppose you set addr to a value
> that is in the 128MB prior to vm_taddr. furthermore, suppose that memory
> is already fully allocated. what will happen? since the area before
> the text is full, the mmap code will skip to the next hole. where is
> the next hole? --- it is the start of the heap/malloc area. the next
> time sbrk is called to grow the heap it will blow away the mapping you
> just established (sys_obreak uses MAP_FIXED). i think that's bad.
I admit I was wrong. The patch was incomplete. sys_obreak should
be also modified to avoid the problem you pointed out.
Probably uvm_map_findspace will help, but modifying sys_obreak
won't be accepted either ("If it ain't broke, don't fix it").
Conclusion: the only solution to Wine problem would be to maintain
NetBSD specific patches in pkgsrc tree.
Bang Jun-Young <email@example.com>