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SubjectRe : vm: weird behaviour when munmapping
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On Fri, 2006-11-17 at 14:12 +0000, moreau francis wrote:
> Peter Zijlstra wrote:
>
> The new object is the one allocated using:
> new = kmem_cache_alloc(vm_area_cachep, SLAB_KERNEL);
>

Of course but at this point the choice of the new VMA is already made
by the caller. So in our case do_munmap() decided that B is the new
one as you said. But I still don't see why...

And as I said previously it will end up by calling consecutively:

vma->vm_ops->open(B)
vma->vm_ops->close(B)


> Please read Mel Gorman's book on memory management to gain a better
> understanding.
>
> http://www.phptr.com/bookstore/product.asp?isbn=0131453483&rl=1

thanks for the link, but I don't expect to find out the answer to this
very specific question in it.

Francis
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