On Mar 30, 2009, at 1:24 PM, Iain Bason wrote:
> > But don't we need the whole area to be zero filled?
> It will be zero-filled on demand using the lseek/touch method.
> However, the OS may not reserve space for the skipped pages or disk
> blocks. Thus one could still get out of memory or file system full
> errors at arbitrary points. Presumably one could also get segfaults
> from an mmap'ed segment whose pages couldn't be allocated when the
> demand came.
Should we touch every page at init, then? (I think someone else --
Eugene? -- mentioned that already during this thread) FWIW, it would
be better to die during init then at some random point during