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    SubjectRe: [patch] remove hugetlb syscalls
    >>>>> On Thu, 14 Nov 2002 12:34:11 -0800, William Lee Irwin III <> said:

    William> (3) ->f_op->mmap() will hand -EINVAL back to userspace
    William> instead of automatically placing the vma, for explicit and
    William> 0 start adresses

    This sounds like a receipe for creating unportable programs because
    the alignment constraints will be different from one platform to
    another. (Adding gethugepagesize() in libc would alleviate the
    problem but it wouldn't solve it completely.)

    Overall, it does sound to me that the hugetlbfs is so specialized that
    it would be much cleaner to provide a separate interface at the
    user-level. That would leave more flexibility should the
    implementation change over time (which it well might).

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