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From Dean Gaudet <>
Subject Re: Question: mmap und shared mem
Date Fri, 21 Aug 1998 16:50:16 GMT

On Fri, 21 Aug 1998, Jens-Uwe Mager wrote:

> Mmap'ing the same file at different virtual addresses is the problem

Ah oops, I had it backwards.

> I agree sendfile et. al. is definitely the way to go to push file
> contents to clients, but I also look at the problem from an image
> processing view. I definitely find it more comfortable to mmap a tiff
> file to parse the contents as opposed to the myriad of lseek/read
> combinations it would take otherwise.

Yeah mmap is way better even if you're just reading config files.  It's
just so nice to have the entire file in memory.


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