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Re: mmap() on 64K aligned address fails

On Nov 28 09:55, Sam Steingold wrote:
> > * Corinna Vinschen <pbevaan-pltjva@pltjva.pbz> [2005-11-28 12:51:09 +0100]:
> >
> > Many mmap tests make such invalid assumptions about the memory.
> This is not just "tests" and the assumptions are not necessarily
> "invalid".  The appended test fails on cygwin but passes on just about
> every unix (linux, *bsd &c).
> This means that the cygwin version of CLISP lacks generational GC (while
> the win32 native version as well as linux, *bsd, solaris &c have it!)
> which is a major feature for memory-intensive computations.

No wonder, it's still based on crappy tests.  The attached configure
script is a good example of making bold assumptions which match a couple
of systems but the programmer didn't bother to verify the correctness of
the code.

Note: If the code works on most major Unixy systems, it isn't necessarily


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
Cygwin Project Co-Leader          cygwin AT cygwin DOT com
Red Hat, Inc.

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