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SubjectRE: [discuss] [Patch] X86_64 TASK_SIZE cleanup
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Hi Andi,
What is your comment on this patch?
Here is another example bug this patch will fix.
The following piece of code will get a success mmap even if compiled
with -m32.

int *p;
p = mmap((void *)(0xFFFFE000UL), 0x10000UL, PROT_READ|PROT_WRITE,
MAP_FIXED|MAP_PRIVATE|MAP_ANON, 0, 0);
I believe there are other kind of corner case bugs around mm and fs.
e.g in mremap and munmap.
Those bugs will be fixed by this patch.

Zou Nan hai
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Zou, Nanhai
> Sent: Tuesday, April 19, 2005 12:37 AM
> To: 'Andi Kleen'
> Cc: discuss@x86-64.org; linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org; Siddha, Suresh B
> Subject: RE: [discuss] [Patch] X86_64 TASK_SIZE cleanup
>
>
> When a 32bit program is mapping a lot of hugepage vm_areas,
> hugetlb_get_unmapped_area may search beyond 4G, then the program will
get a
> SIGFAULT instead of an errno of ENOMEM.
> This patch will fix that.
> I believe there are other inconsistent cases in generic code like mm
and fs.
>
> Zou Nan hai
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Andi Kleen [mailto:ak@suse.de]
> > Sent: Monday, April 18, 2005 5:06 PM
> > To: Zou, Nanhai
> > Cc: discuss@x86-64.org; Andi Kleen; linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org;
Siddha,
> > Suresh B
> > Subject: Re: [discuss] [Patch] X86_64 TASK_SIZE cleanup
> >
> > On Sat, Apr 16, 2005 at 09:34:25AM +0800, Zou, Nanhai wrote:
> > >
> > > Hi,
> > > This patch will clean up the X86_64 compatibility mode
TASK_SIZE
> > > define thus fix some bugs found in X86_64 compatibility mode
program.
> >
> > Fix what bugs exactly? Please a detailed description.
> >
> > -Andi
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