Re: Machines without mmap()?

From: Jonathan Larmour <>
Date: Mon, 29 Jul 1996 17:04:59 +0100

At 17:23 29/07/96 +0200, Stephen R. van den Berg wrote:
>Is anybody here (or knows anyone) running Squid on a machine that
>does not support mmap()? What OS(version) is it?

I believe Linux 1.2 has a broken mmap(), which is fixed in 2.0. I could be
wrong, but its certainly an assumption I've made when configuring e.g. inn.
Other people may know for sure.

>It might be a good idea to switch Squid to using mmap exclusively
>(simplifies code, speeds it up, and reduces the memory requirement
>(I'm starting to sound like a broken record, I know, sorry)).

Despite the above, I would say so. Forcing people to upgrade for the latest
software to work is reasonable.

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Received on Mon Jul 29 1996 - 09:14:16 MDT

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