Subject: Re: Replacement for grep(1) (part 2)
To: Niall Smart <>
From: Jason Thorpe <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 07/14/1999 15:27:06
On Wed, 14 Jul 1999 12:43:07 +0000 
 Niall Smart <> wrote:

 > Perhaps it could be an additional flag to mmap, in this way
 > people wishing to run an overcommited system could do so
 > but those writing programs which must not overcommit for
 > certain memory allocations could ensure they did not do so.

This has already been mentioned.  SVR4 has MAP_NORESERVE specifcally
for this purpose.

        -- Jason R. Thorpe <>