Subject: Re: PROPOSAL: removal of brk()/sbrk().
To: Anders Magnusson <>
From: Wolfgang Solfrank <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 02/26/2002 15:44:30

> Removal of the brk() and sbrk() interfaces, or actually: stop using the
> break() system call for process heap.

What about programs that dump themselves for later restart (like emacs,
TeX etc.)?

Those programs dump the memory from the start of the data section
up to the break value as the data section of the new executable.
How would this be handled in the new world?

ws@TooLs.DE     Wolfgang Solfrank, TooLs GmbH 	+49-228-985800