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Reorganizing the address space

Reorganizing the address space

Posted Jul 1, 2004 20:28 UTC (Thu) by riel (subscriber, #3142)
In reply to: Reorganizing the address space by mwh
Parent article: Reorganizing the address space

When you call mmap(2) without specifying a preferred memory address, then the kernel's defaults kick in.

Since moste mmap()s do not specify any address, the kernel's defaults determine the amount of contiguous virtual memory available to pretty much every application. This is what's fixed by Ingo's patch.


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