Subject: Re: PROPOSAL: removal of brk()/sbrk().
To: der Mouse <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
From: Simon Burge <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 02/26/2002 10:13:09
[ tech-userspace changed to tech-userlevel ]
der Mouse wrote:
> > Removal of the brk() and sbrk() interfaces, or actually: stop using
> > the break() system call for process heap.
> What about legacy static binaries? ISTM the scheme you propose is a
> win only if you put mmap segments immediately after _end (give or take
> a page or so), but that will break legacy binaries that expect to use
> Or Am I Missing Something?
Isn't that covered with
Set sys_obreak() in kernel #ifdef COMPAT_15 and change start
of mmap space calculation. Quite straightforward.
Simon Burge <email@example.com>
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