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SubjectRe: [PATCH] nommu arch dont zero the anonymous mapping by adding UNINITIALIZE flag
On 3/30/07, David Howells <dhowells@redhat.com> wrote:
> Aubrey Li <aubreylee@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > Keep the same behave as MMU but with bad performance, or keep the same
> > performance as MMU but without the same behave, Which one is more
> > important?
>
> The thing to do is to pass a flag to mmap() to suppress the memset (as
> suggested). This can then be used by the uClibc malloc() implementation and
> does not impact any application that does an anon mmap() expecting the memory
> returned to be zeroed.
>

As Mike mentioned, it implies breakage in POSIX behavior
and is specific to no-mmu only.

What kind of application does an anonymous mmap() expecting the memory
returned to be zeroed?

-Aubrey
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