Subject: Re: PROPOSAL: removal of brk()/sbrk().
To: None <>
From: Andrew Brown <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 02/28/2002 11:36:58
>>>> What about programs that dump themselves for later restart (like
>>>> emacs, TeX etc.)?
>>> Sendmail used to do that with its config file,
>> Nonsense.  sendmail's fc file was a normal file, read/written like
>> any other file, sendmail never did any undump nonsense.
>No, but what sendmail did was pretty close in many respects.  (The .fc
>file was basically write(fd,&_etext,sbrk(0)-&_etext) - not dump/undump,
>but definitely not a clean savefile format, and critically dependent on
>the way the VM space was laid out.  The mmap-based malloc mentioned
>upthread would have broken it instantly.)

why in the world are we arguing about something that sendmail hasn't
done for years?  or...are you maintaining a really really old version

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