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SubjectRe: 2.5.64-mm6
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On Thu, 2003-03-13 at 21:28, Andrew Morton wrote:
> Steven Cole <elenstev@mesatop.com> wrote:
> >
> > On Thu, 2003-03-13 at 12:34, Andrew Morton wrote:
> > > Jeremy Fitzhardinge <jeremy@goop.org> wrote:
> > > >
> > > > On Thu, 2003-03-13 at 03:26, Andrew Morton wrote:
> > > > > This means that when an executable is first mapped in, the kernel will
> > > > > slurp the whole thing off disk in one hit. Some IO changes were made to
> > > > > speed this up.
> > > >
> > > > Does this just pull in text and data, or will it pull any debug sections
> > > > too? That could fill memory with a lot of useless junk.
> > > >
> > >
> > > Just text, I expect. Unless glibc is mapping debug info with PROT_EXEC ;)
> > >
> > > It's just a fun hack. Should be done in glibc.
> >
> > Well, fun hack or glibc to-do list candidate, I hope it doesn't get
> > forgotten.
>
> I have to pull the odd party trick to get people to test -mm kernels.

This reminds me of something I've not looked into for some time.

Being an active user of the 2.5 series including -mm, should I have
updated glibc, or is there nothing new enough yet to warrant that?

Maybe I should just ask the glibc people. Wasn't sure what the proper
forum was.
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