Subject: Re: CVS commit: syssrc/sys/arch/vax/include
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Thor Lancelot Simon <email@example.com>
Date: 02/22/2002 17:19:47
On Fri, Feb 22, 2002 at 10:34:33PM +0100, Anders Magnusson wrote:
> Why cannot this be solved as it was in the 3BSD VM system then, by
> letting a process allocate more pte space when it grows? Because of
> the way sbrk/mmap interacts; all mmap'ed memory is above MAXDSIZ and
> therefore all space between the break and MAXDSIZ must have at least
> system pte's associated with it.
> The solution to this would be to remove the sbrk interface from kernel
> and then let malloc use mmap instead. I have the phk malloc rewritten
> to use mmap (actually it got slightly faster) and routines that emulate
> sbrk via mmap, I just wanted to test it some more before I write a
> proposal about it.
I would strongly support the elimination of sbrk(), if we can manage to
find a way to do it.
Thor Lancelot Simon firstname.lastname@example.org
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