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SubjectRe: objrmap and vmtruncate
On Sat, Apr 05, 2003 at 05:58:24PM -0800, Andrew Morton wrote:
> Andrea Arcangeli <> wrote:
> >
> > Esepcially those sigbus in the current api
> > would be more expensive than the regular paging internal to the VM and
> > besides the signal it would generate flood of syscalls and kind of
> > duplication of memory management inside the userspace.
> That went away. We now encode the file offset in the unmapped ptes, so the
> kernel's fault handler can transparently reestablish the page.

if you put the file offset in the pte, you will break the max file
offset that you can map, that at least should be recoded with a cookie
like we do with the swap space

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