Release 1.5.9 soon

Nicholas Wourms
Fri Mar 19 20:33:00 GMT 2004

vinschen wrote:
> On Mar 18 16:45, Christopher Faylor wrote:
>>Since I have "fixed" the problem with people being unable to run some
>>programs due to cygheap allocation, I should release a new version of
>>cygwin ASAP.
>>Is there anything that needs to go in right now before I make a release?
> Not from me.  My new tape code is still twitching.  I have also two
> funny new mmap features in the loop (only on NT), but that's not really
Hi Corinna,

In partial response to this and the discussion you were having with 
Alexandre Olivia regarding gcc-3.4 pch problems under cygwin.

After looking at the VMM kernel services documentation for 9x*:

It might be possible to overcome 9x's native memory mapping limitations 
by supplying our own hooks to the 9x's system API.  FWICT, it seems like 
the kernel level provides a wealth of memory management, mapping, and 
locking functionality that just isn't currently available to userspace 
via conventional means.

While googling, I also ran across this article which I found to be quite 
informative on the subject of memory mapping and how to deal with the 
64kb-boundry limitations of MapViewofFile for Win9x/Me/2k/XP:

Maybe it is of some use?  I could be wrong.


[*] If anyone's interested, I still have a copy of the last 9x DDK MS 
distributed before they removed it for the newer NT-only versions.

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