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Re: mmap() on 64K aligned address fails
Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> 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
The sad thing is that not one function in all the libraries that come with the
gcc tree uses the MAP_FIXED flag, only a few of the tests use it. So we end up
with bad tools (gcj-dbtool for instance core dumps because its badly implemented
for the case where it assumes there is no mmap) or crippled libraries.
Those bad assumptions are hurting their own software.
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