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Date:   Wed, 6 Dec 2017 11:01:18 +0100
From:   Cyril Hrubis <>
To:     John Hubbard <>
Cc:     Michal Hocko <>,
        Michael Kerrisk <>,
        linux-man <>,,
        Michael Ellerman <>,,
        LKML <>,,
        Jann Horn <>,
        Matthew Wilcox <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2] mmap.2: MAP_FIXED updated documentation

> (It does seem unfortunate that the man page cannot help the programmer
> actually write correct code here. He or she is forced to read the kernel
> implementation, in order to figure out the true alignment rules. I was
> hoping we could avoid that.)

It would be nice if we had this information exported somehere so that we
do not have to rely on per-architecture ifdefs.

What about adding MapAligment or something similar to the /proc/meminfo?

Cyril Hrubis

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