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    SubjectRe: [PATCH, v3] shmat: introduce flag SHM_MAP_NOT_FIXED
    > > Can use shm_open and mmap to get POSIX standard shm behaviour via a sane
    > I don't think shm_open can attach to SYSV shared segments. Or are you
    > proposing to add "sysvshmfs" to make that possible?

    Actually you can do so. As it stands today the SYS3 SHM interface code
    does the following

    create a char array in the form SYS%08ld, key
    open it on shmfs

    > - There are legacy interfaces that cannot be really changed who use sysv shm
    > (e.g. X shm and others -- just do a ipcs on your system)

    They can be changed and nobody is wanting to map those at fixed addresses.

    > - An system call emulation as in qemu obviously has to implement the
    > existing system call semantics.

    Which it can do perfectly well using shm_open to create its SYS3
    SHM objects. In fact theoertically we could bin the whole of SYS3 shm and
    push it into glibc emulation if we wanted.


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