Subject: Re: PROPOSAL: removal of brk()/sbrk().
To: der Mouse <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
From: Anders Magnusson <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 02/26/2002 00:28:30
> If that sentence means that kernels with COMPAT_15 (and earlier!) use
> basically the status quo (or perhaps implementing one of the methods
> that reserves only max-stack-size rather than max-data-size VM
> space) that case, yes, that covers it, but in that case I'm not
> entirely clear what the perceived benefit is.  Will we be deprecating
The same as always: If you want a smaller, faster kernel - do not compile
in things that you don't need. If you have binaries that need the old
syntax, you will get the penalty from it :-)

-- Ragge