Re: Virtual address space exhaustion (was Discontigmem virt_to_page() )
Denis Vlasenko (email@example.com)
Sat, 4 May 2002 22:49:23 -0200
On 3 May 2002 20:35, Martin J. Bligh wrote:
> > No. It's not stupid. Unix defines a kind of operating system that
> > has certain characteristics and/or attributes. Process/kernel shared
> > address space is one of them. It's a name that has historical
> > signifigance.
> Yes it is stupid. This is a small implementation detail, and has no
> real importance whatsoever. People have done this in the past
> (Dynix/PTX did it) will do so in the future. Nor does the kernel
> address space have to be global and shared across all tasks
> as stated earlier in this thread. What makes it Unix is the interface
> it presents to the world, and how it behaves, not the little details
> of how it's implemented inside.
I'm curious where it is visible to userspace?
(I'm asking for educational purposes)
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