Norman Feske norman.feske at ...1...
Tue Aug 4 13:08:05 CEST 2009

Hi Sven,

Sven F├╝lster wrote:
> is there a special reason why you don't have implemented the 
> 'attach_at'-support to a local address in the base-linux code?
> I need this feature (and my fix seems to work well here).

in constrast to the L4 platforms, on which 'attach_at' is needed
for constructing child address spaces, we had no use for 'attach_at'
on Linux so far. We simply start processes using 'execve' and leave
the allocation of virtual memory to the Linux kernel.

> I'll also need this feature in the base-okl4 code (and I would try to 
> add it also there if necessary...)

It is there already. ;-)

> Is there any risk/ nasty surprise when using it?

On Linux, you'll have to make assumptions about how the Linux
kernel allocates mmap regions. I would try to avoid relying on such
heuristics. Do you have a particular reason for specifying local
addresses for 'mmap()'?

Best regards

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