Re: [PATCH] recognize MAP_LOCKED in mmap() call

Date: Wed Sep 18 2002 - 14:18:05 EST

Andrew Morton wrote:
>(SuS really only anticipates that mmap needs to look at prior mlocks
>in force against the address range. It also says
> Process memory locking does apply to shared memory regions,
>and we don't do that either. I think we should; can't see why SuS
>requires this.)

Let me make sure I read what you said correctly. Does this mean that Linux
2.4 (or 2.5) kernels do not lock shared memory regions if a process uses

If not, that is *really bad* for our real time applications. We don't want
to take a page fault while running some 80hz task, just because some
non-real time application tried to use what little physical memory we allow
for the kernel and all other applications.

I asked a related question about a week ago on linux-mm and didn't get a
response. Basically, I was concerned that top did not show RSS == Size when
mlockall(MCL_CURRENT|MCL_FUTURE) was called. Could this explain the
difference or is there something else that I'm missing here?

--Mark H Johnson

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