Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] Use of MAP_ANON in epan/emem.c

Date: Sat, 17 Jun 2006 00:26:11 -0500
On Fri, Jun 16, 2006 at 07:49:20PM -0700, Guy Harris wrote:
> On Jun 16, 2006, at 6:11 PM, Guy Harris wrote:
> > The IRIX 6.5 man page for /dev/zero indicates you can mmap it to get
> > anonymous pages.  Are there any UN*Xes we support that *don't* allow
> > you to mmap /dev/zero to get anonymous pages?
> Yes - it appears that FreeBSD and OS X don't.
> > if so, we might want to use MAP_ANONYMOUS on systems that
> > define it, otherwise use MAP_ANON on systems that define it (OS X
> > 10.4 defines MAP_ANON but *NOT* MAP_ANONYMOUS, and that seems to be a
> > general BSD characteristic - I don't find any definitions of
> > MAP_ANONYMOUS in the sys/sys source directory of fairly recent
> > {Free,Net,Open}BSD), otherwise use "/dev/zero".
> I've checked in a change to do that.  It allows Wireshark to build on  
> OS X (the change of MAP_ANON to MAP_ANONYMOUS probably broke  
> {Free,Open,Net,DragonFly}BSD builds as well), and it includes  
> untested code to handle systems that have neither MAP_ANONYMOUS nor  
> MAP_ANON - it assumes they have /dev/zero, opens that, and maps it.

Thanks. I backported your change to ethereal 0.99.0 and it seems to
work ok.

albert chin (china@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx)