Re: [PATCH v6] add MAP_UNLOCKED mmap flag

From: Pekka Enberg
Date: Mon Jan 18 2010 - 13:09:41 EST

Hi Gleb,

On Mon, Jan 18, 2010 at 7:08 PM, Gleb Natapov <gleb@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> "Greater control" is not an argument for adding a new API that needs
>> to be maintained forever, a real world use case is.
> If there is real world use case for mlockall() there is real use case for
> this too. People seems to be trying to convince me that I don't need
> mlockall() without proposing alternatives. The only alternative I see
> lock everything from userspace.
>> And yes, this stuff needs to be in the changelog. Whether you want to
>> spell it out or post an URL to some previous discussion is up to you.
> The discussion was here just a couple of days ago. Here is the link
> were I describe my use case:
> If you think it needs to be spelled out in commit log I'll do it.

So this is a performance thing? Btw, is there are reason you can't use
plain mlock() for it as suggested by Peter earlier?

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