Subject: Re: PROPOSAL: removal of brk()/sbrk().
To: Todd Vierling <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Ignatios Souvatzis <email@example.com>
Date: 02/26/2002 19:10:51
On Tue, Feb 26, 2002 at 12:22:28PM -0500, Todd Vierling wrote:
> On Tue, 26 Feb 2002, Ignatios Souvatzis wrote:
> : > Other than the fact that this is a gross, machine-dependent, abuse of
> : > virtual address space that makes linking with shared objects hairy at best?
> : > (IMNSHO, all such programs are just plain bogus, and should instead save
> : > their binary state in a way that can be read() or mmap()ed back into
> : > memory. There's no excuse for emacs to keep using its undump scheme. 8-)
> : The claimed reason is so that the now-initialized memory is in the code
> : section, thus shared between users and demand-paged.
> `So save it and mmap(..., MAP_SHARED, PROT_READ, ...) the result.' Again,
> there's no excuse. :)
didn't work with Ultrix, ConvexOS 6.x, to name a few....