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SubjectRe: copy to suer space
Nick LeRoy <nleroy@cs.wisc.edu> wrote:

> Linux executables are "demand paged". What this means is that they are

> loaded as they are "page faulted" in. If low on memory, the kernel
> may, at it's discression, discard text pages at any time. When a
> discarded page is referenced, a page fault occurs, and the page is re-
> loaded from the executable. They are *never* written out to swap
> space. The kernel fully expects the text file and the text memory
> pages to not be modified during execution.

Clean pages are never written to swap space. If the page is dirty, it's
just another data page. If it were otherwise, non-PIC shared libraries
that require fixups from the dynamic linker would not work.

Regards
Joerg


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Regards
Joerg


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