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SubjectRe: [patch v2] mremap.2: Add description of old_size == 0 functionality
Hi Mike,

On 25 September 2017 at 18:33, Mike Kravetz <> wrote:
> On 09/20/2017 12:25 AM, Michael Kerrisk (man-pages) wrote:


>> I've applied this, and added Reviewed-by tags for Florian and Jann.
>> But, I think it's also worth noting the older, now disallowed, behavior,
>> and why the behavior was changed. So I added a note in BUGS:
>> Before Linux 4.14, if old_size was zero and the mapping referred
>> to by old_address was a private mapping (mmap(2) MAP_PRIVATE),
>> mremap() created a new private mapping unrelated to the original
>> mapping. This behavior was unintended and probably unexpected in
>> user-space applications (since the intention of mremap() is to
>> create a new mapping based on the original mapping). Since Linux
>> 4.14, mremap() fails with the error EINVAL in this scenario.
>> Does that seem okay?
> Sorry for the late reply Michael, I've been away for a few days.
> Yes, the above seems okay. Thanks for your help with this.

You're welcome. Thanks for checking it over!



Michael Kerrisk
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