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Re: proxy memory objects patch

From: Thomas Bushnell, BSG
Subject: Re: proxy memory objects patch
Date: 03 Dec 2002 20:29:20 -0800
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Marcus Brinkmann <Marcus.Brinkmann@ruhr-uni-bochum.de> writes:

> > Also, it seems worthwhile to make it possible to have a hole.  Maybe you
> > intended that but didn't say.  e.g. an object[i] that is MACH_PORT_NULL
> > means a hole at start[i].
> Well, I did say it:
> "Note that you can specify MACH_PORT_NULL as a memobj if you want a hole."

That's wrong, however.  MACH_PORT_NULL, as a memory object, does not
mean "no object", it means "anonymously allocated memory".  You
shouldn't overload that meaning, even if you can't (or don't want to
bother) providing the interface that it would mean.

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