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Re: Memory-mapped files

From: Marcus Brinkmann
Subject: Re: Memory-mapped files
Date: Tue, 12 Nov 2002 13:41:47 +0100
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On Tue, Nov 12, 2002 at 10:59:16AM +0100, Ludovic Courtès wrote:
> Hi,
> Although the GNU Coding Standards specify that user applications shouldn't
> rely on mmap() to read files, it turns out that gcc sometimes relies on it
> (depending on the source file size I think).  Should we ask the gcc team to
> change that? ;)

They should fall back to normal read/write if mmap fails.
> This is kind of annoying because implementing io_map on the server side in not
> necessarily trivial I think.  How can this be implemented in a server that
> doesn't use libpager (I don't think there are such examples in the source
> tree)?

Why can't you use libpager?


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