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    Subject[PATCH] MAP_POPULATE prot 0
    It seems eccentric to implement MAP_POPULATE only on PROT_NONE mappings:
    do_mmap_pgoff is passing down prot, then sys_remap_file_pages verifies
    it's not set. I guess that's an oversight from when we realized that
    the prot arg to sys_remap_file_pages was misdesigned.

    There's another oddity whose heritage is harder for me to understand,
    so please let me leave it to you: sys_remap_file_pages is declared as
    asmlinkage in mm/fremap.c, but is the one syscall declared without
    asmlinkage in include/linux/syscalls.h.

    Signed-off-by: Hugh Dickins <>

    --- 2.6.7-rc1/mm/mmap.c 2004-05-24 12:17:56.209179464 +0100
    +++ linux/mm/mmap.c 2004-05-24 19:33:40.265678752 +0100
    @@ -951,7 +951,7 @@ out:
    if (flags & MAP_POPULATE) {
    - sys_remap_file_pages(addr, len, prot,
    + sys_remap_file_pages(addr, len, 0,
    pgoff, flags & MAP_NONBLOCK);
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