Re: Virtual memory leaking through IA32 emulation layer for mmap and munmap

From: Shaun <>
Date: 2004-03-09 11:26:57
On Mon, 8 Mar 2004, H. J. Lu wrote:

> On Tue, Mar 09, 2004 at 10:43:45AM +1100, Shaun wrote:
> >
> > Given that getpagesize() is hardcoded in glibc it returns 4096, the mmap
> getpagesize () isn't hardcoded to 4K in glibc.

Indeed, it isn't quite hardcoded, but it may as well be, it certainly
doesn't do what the man page states it does:

  The function getpagesize() returns the number of bytes in a page,  where
  a "page" is the thing used where it says in the description of mmap(2)
  that files are mapped in page-sized units.

And without a doubt the page size is hardcoded in the libio
(stdio) routines.

> The problem is the x86 executable is
> aligned at 4K page size, which is specified by the i386 ABI. The dynamic
> linker in glibc won't load the normal x86 executables with a bigger page
> size. I have a glibc patch which allows >4K page size. It may work for
> you.

I guess that makes sense, the dynamic linker would need special code to
handle this case.

However, I can't see how this relates to my problem unless your patch
fixes the libio routines too?

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