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    SubjectRe: [patch] mm: tiny-shmem fix lor, mmap_sem vs i_mutex
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    On Wed, 2008-09-24 at 19:56 +0100, David Howells wrote:
    > Matt Mackall <mpm@selenic.com> wrote:
    >
    > > Is there any reason I shouldn't use truncate() in regular shmem.c if I
    > > were to unify the two files?
    >
    > It would be nice to keep tiny-shmem.c, well, tiny for NOMMU systems that can't
    > have swap and can't have virtual memory. Note that regular shmem does not now
    > build on top of ramfs, so you'd have to port the ramfs internals to it.

    As the original author of tiny-shmem.c, I will naturally try to bear
    this in mind. The goal would be to build both a regular and a tiny
    version from one C file so that they won't diverge again in the future.

    --
    Mathematics is the supreme nostalgia of our time.



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