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Re: Fix for PCH on many Linux platforms
"David S. Miller" <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> On 13 Jun 2004 21:30:08 -0400
> Ian Lance Taylor <email@example.com> wrote:
> > From looking at the 2.4.22 kernel code, I suspect that the same occurs
> > on Linux, although the documentation does not indicate it.
> It does not, you only get it if the area is currently free.
I'm willing to believe you.
What I see is that in mm/mmap.c, get_unmapped_area returns immediately
when passed MAP_FIXED. In do_mmap_pgoff, after that returns, I see a
loop calling do_munmap. I don't see anything like the code in
arch_get_unmapped_area which looks for an area which is not currently
mapped--that code is not called if MAP_FIXED is set. I'm looking at
the 2.4.22-1.2188.nptl sources of Fedora Core 1. The 2.6.5 code
appears similar at first glance.
So, I'm willing to believe you, but it's not obvious how it works.