Re: [PATCH v6] add MAP_UNLOCKED mmap flag

From: Alan Cox
Date: Tue Jan 19 2010 - 06:52:50 EST

> In my case (virtualization) I want to test/profile guest under heavy swapping
> of a guests memory, so I intentionally create memory shortage by creating
> guest much large then host memory, but I want system to swap out only
> guest's memory.

So this isn't an API question this is an obscure corner case testing

> >
> > It would be probably useful if you could point us to the application
> > source code that actually wants this feature.
> >
> This is two line patch to qemu that calls mlockall(MCL_CURRENT|MCL_FUTURE)
> at the beginning of the main() and changes guest memory allocation to
> use MAP_UNLOCKED flag. All alternative solutions in this thread suggest
> that I should rewrite qemu + all library it uses. You see why I can't
> take them seriously?

And you want millions of users to have kernels with weird extra functions
whole sole value is one test environment you wish to run

See why we can't take you seriously either ?
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