Jan Gutsche jan at
Tue Apr 4 11:40:23 UTC 2006

The following reply was made to PR kern/94827; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Jan Gutsche <jan at>
To: Kris Kennaway <kris at>
Cc: bug-followup at
Subject: Re: kern/94827
Date: Tue, 4 Apr 2006 13:39:42 +0200 (CEST)

 On Sat, 1 Apr 2006, Kris Kennaway wrote:
 Hello Kris!
 > The problem is because you're mmapping at a specific address that
 > happens to overlap with addresses used by malloc.  If you mmap(NULL,
 > ...) then the kernel will allocate you an unused address.
 That makes sense. However it works on solaris/aix/hpux/linux. -> If there 
 is an overlap with memory used by "mallocs/memorymanager/..", your get a 
 different address than requested.
 Maybe the bugreport should be moved to "manpage bug" as it shouldn't be 
 allowed in general to mmap to specified address on FreeBSD (!?)
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