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SubjectRe: [PATCH, v3] shmat: introduce flag SHM_MAP_NOT_FIXED
On Tue, 7 Oct 2008 23:10:38 +0200
Andi Kleen <andi@firstfloor.org> wrote:

> > Sorry, no.
> > This description still doesn't explain why this interface is needed.
> >
> > The one of the points is this interface is used by another person or not.
> > You should explain how large this interface benefit has.
> >
> > Andi kleen explained this interface _can_ be used another one.
> > but nobody explain who use it actually.
>
> Anyone who doesn't want to use fixed addresses.

Can use shm_open and mmap to get POSIX standard shm behaviour via a sane
interface without adding more crap to the sys3 shm madness.

Sorry this patch is completely bogus - introduce the user programs
involved to 1990s technology. They have to be updated to use such a
change as is proposed anyway so they might as well use shm_open/mmap at
which point no kernel changes are needed.

Alan


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