Subject: Re: MAP_ANON
To: Martin Husemann <>
From: =?ISO-8859-1?Q?Erik_=C4ngg=E5rd?= <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 03/18/2003 12:59:40
Martin Husemann wrote:

>"The file descriptor used for creating MAP_ANON regions is used only for 
>naming" - what does that mean?
If you want two processes to share a chunk of memory (hence it has to be 
named) but you don't want that memory to be backed by a file 
(unnecessary disk i/o). That is how I interpreted it.


>I.e. I don't see the point why the kernel should be fixed instead of the
>man page ;-)