Reorganizing the address space
Posted Jul 1, 2004 1:54 UTC (Thu) by ajax
Parent article: Reorganizing the address space
> Any application which is sensitive to how virtual memory is
> laid out is buggy to begin with; according to Arjan van de
> Ven, the most common case is applications which store
> pointers in integer variables and then do the wrong thing
> when they see a "negative" value.
Changing the address space layout rules also affects those applications that specify where in the address space their mmaps are to be placed. Changing the rules where the 'holes' are can and usually break such applications.
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