Who understands this code?

Donald Smith dss-lfs at cfl.rr.com
Thu Mar 13 20:47:28 PST 2003

Greg Schafer wrote:
> int
> main ()
> {
>   sigemptyset (&unblock_sigsegv);
>   sigaddset (&unblock_sigsegv, SIGSEGV);
>   pg = getpagesize ();

Hey Greg,

make sure this function (getpagesize()) returns the same value both 
inside and outside the chroot environment.

My second theory is that an mmap call inside the chroot environment 
causes an mmap call on the outside thus screwing the contiguousness of 
the two mmap calls in this program (which is what it's testing for). The 
reason for the contiguous mappings is only to check that both 
individually mapped regions can be unmapped with a single call.

BTW, if the reported pagesizes differ, mmap rounds up to the next whole 
page increment. So the one inside the chroot is actually mapping more 
than the reported page size, and the actually contiguous pages would 
appear to be discontiguous. This can be fixed by saving the actually 
mapped sizes somewhere.


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