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    SubjectRe: Big mallocs, mmap sorrows and double buffering.
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    Matti Aarnio <matti.aarnio@tele.fi> writes:

    |>> Actually, there is an msync. But the second problem is tougher, especially
    |>> if later we want to support mmap for something other than disk files, that
    |>> can return errors under normal conditions. Do we need structured exception
    |>> handling for user code?

    |> Exception handling ? Yes! In fact the DEC UNIX supports some of it
    |> in their C-compiler -- via some C extensions, plus exception tables.
    |> Those with access to such a machine, see:
    |> man 3 exception_intro
    |> man 4 excpt
    |> man 4 pdsc

    The GCC people are working on this as well.
    --
    Andreas Schwab "And now for something
    schwab@issan.informatik.uni-dortmund.de completely different"

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