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Re: mmap test failing on cygwin

From: Noah Misch
Subject: Re: mmap test failing on cygwin
Date: Sun, 20 Mar 2005 21:08:51 -0800
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On Sun, Mar 20, 2005 at 10:59:13PM +0100, a.rburgers wrote:
> the autoconf test for mmap is failing for cygwin,
> although there is a functional mmap available
> on that platform..
> This message gives a patch:

Summary: AC_FUNC_MMAP rejects the Cygwin mmap because MAP_FIXED on a malloc'ed
region fails; rejecting it is bad because many programs that use mmap do not
need that to work.  Nonetheless, changing AC_FUNC_MMAP to help that majority,
perhaps marginally, breaks programs relying on the check as it stands.

Reader survey: Do you know of a program other than GNU grep that depends on
AC_FUNC_MMAP to reject the mmap of some system as unsuitable?  Put another way,
do you know of a program that would stop working on at least one system were you
to replace `AC_FUNC_MMAP' with `AC_CHECK_FUNC([mmap])'?

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