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SubjectRe: Big mallocs, mmap sorrows and double buffering.
Matti Aarnio <> 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 completely different"

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