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Re: A bug in boot?

From: Samuel Thibault
Subject: Re: A bug in boot?
Date: Fri, 9 Jan 2009 00:51:32 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.12-2006-07-14

Da Zheng, le Thu 08 Jan 2009 23:10:40 +0000, a écrit :
> Samuel Thibault wrote:
> >Hello,
> >
> >Da Zheng, le Sat 03 Jan 2009 00:22:25 +0000, a écrit :
> >  
> >>The data passed to ds_device_write() as an argument is an out-of-line 
> >>data in the message, and I think it's the receiver's responsibility to 
> >>deallocate the memory.
> >>    
> >
> >It'd be better to be sure of this :)
> >I don't know that stuff so much.  All I know is that gnumach doesn't
> >deallocate the memory in such case, and I guess it's fine because else
> >I doubt the buildds would not be able to build so much stuff without
> >crashing :)
> >  
> since gnumach doesn't deallocate the memory, someone has to do it.
> actually, device_write() is used very rarely. subhurd opens almost all 
> devices directly, so no data goes through boot.
> The only two exceptions are console and pseudo-root.
> However, the data written to the console is done by 
> device_write_inband() where the data is transferred inside the message.
> Even now I still don't know how pseudo-root is used.
> so buildds cannot prove anything in this case.

Ok so forget what I said, you know these things better than me :)


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