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Re: 1.7.0 CVS mmap failure

On Thu, Jan 11, 2007 at 10:46:48AM +0100, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> > This works on my machine now. So previously why was the former method
> > failing, do you think?
> Er... haven't we discussed this at great lengths in this thread?

Yes, but did we ever establish a reason that was actually solid in foundation?

The reason I ask again what may be "obvious" is because of the still-present
ambiguity back here:

> That's not visible in the above strace.  Since the pagesize is supposed
> to be == allocation granularity == 64K, but file mappings are aligned
> to the next page boundary beyond EOF (sigh), Cygwin tries to accomodate
> the expectations of the application by appending an anonymous mapping
> to fill the whole mapping up to 64K.  In the failing case this should
> still work, since 0x7fff7000 + 0x9000 (36864 dec) == 0x80000000, so the
> mapping should fit into the usual 2 Gig address space.  Why Windows
> fails to do it, I have no idea.  The error code 487 means invalid
> address which might mean "already taken" address, but that's not visible
> in the strace.  To figure that out would require to add a bit of
> VirtualQuery code to mmap and add appropriate debug output.
> Actually this shows a problem in the mmap implementation with respect to
> MEM_TOP_DOWN.  I think, what mmap should actually do is to create a
> lightweight MAP_RESERVE anonymous mapping of the whole requested mapping
> size, then close it again and then reopen it with the address it got
> in this first try.  This would probably ensure that the subsequent two
> mapping will work.  However, it's not quite clear if that really would
> help since the above *should* have worked to the best of my knowledge.
> Corinna

The real question I have is why was what *should* have worked, not working?


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