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    SubjectRe: hammer: MAP_32BIT
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    Followup to:  <20030509092026.GA11012@averell>
    By author: Andi Kleen <ak@muc.de>
    In newsgroup: linux.dev.kernel
    >
    > MAP_32BIT currently limits to the first 2GB only. That's needed because
    > most programs use it to allocate modules for the small code model and that
    > only supports 2GB (poster child for that is the X server) But for your
    > application 4GB would be better. But adding another MAP_32BIT_4GB or so
    > would be quite ugly. I considered making the address where mmap starts searching
    > (TASK_UNMAPPED_BASE) settable using a prctl.
    >

    MAP_31BIT would have been a better name...

    -hpa
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