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    SubjectRe: 2.6.7-mm2, mmaps rework, buggy apps, setarch

    * Norbert Preining <preining@logic.at> wrote:

    > Hi All!
    >
    > Just wanted to say that with 2.6.7-mm4 the problem is gone. I don't
    > know which changes have been made to mm3/mm4 but now vuescan works
    > again without any problem.

    there was a bug in the first iteration of the flexible-mmap patch,
    introduced during a cleanup of the patch. The bug resulted in the VM
    throwing -ENOMEM's after the first ~3GB worth of mmap()s are done. So if
    an app did lots of repeat mmap()/munmap()s [like vuescan most likely],
    it would 'run out of memory' while there's still plenty of free VM left.

    This bug is fixed in the current flexible-mmap patch included in -mm4.

    > Thanks a lot for your patience!

    you are welcome!

    Ingo
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