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Hi David,

On Wed, 13 Dec 2000, David Howells wrote:
> Looks interesting.
>
> There looks to be a logical mapping between CreateFileMapping() +
> MEM_SHARED and your shmem_file_setup(), as long as anonymously named
> sections are catered for (not difficult).

Yup.

> There also looks to be a logical mapping between MapViewOfFile() and
> how you propose do_mmap() should be used.
>
> At the moment, I have to do most of do_mmap for myself when
> implementing CreateFileMapping() with SEC_IMAGE as a parameter since
> I need to change the VMA ops table. But that only applies to where a
> file-backed PE Image (EXE/DLL) is being mapped.

If you want to change the vma ops table you can replace the f_ops
table with your own one. SYSV ipc uses this also to be able to catch
unmaps.

> I'm not sure how shared sections in PE Images are handled on all
> versions of Windows (ie: whether they are actually shared), but I
> image I could adapt your mechanism for that too. I'd probably just
> have to create a SHMEM file and load the backing data into it, and
> then use the SHMEM as the file to attach to the VMA for that section
> (and then it's someone else's problem as far as swapping is
> concerned).

Oh, that's too much Windows for me ;-)

Greetings
Christoph

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