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SubjectRe: [patch] mremap.2: Add description of old_size == 0 functionality
On 09/25/2017 02:52 PM, Michal Hocko wrote:
> So, how are you going to deal with the CoW and the implementation which
> basically means that the newm mmap content is not the same as the
> original one?

I don't understand why CoW would kick in. The approach I outlined is
desirable because it avoids the need to modify any executable pages, so
this is not a concern. The point is to create a potentially unbounded
number of thunks *without* run-time code generation.

If the file is rewritten on disk, that's already undefined today, so
it's not something we need to be concerned with. (Anything which
replaces ELF files needs to use the rename-into-place approach anyway.)


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