On Tue, Oct 12, 1999 at 07:34:03AM -0400, Robert L Krawitz wrote:
> 
> Yes, but it has other consequences that are not so benign, like being
> unable to find the file that's consuming a lot of disk space.  Perhaps
> an alternative would be to mmap() the swap file?  This would (I think)
> at least allow ps to show the gimp process as being very large.
> 

mmap() is not entirely portable to all the OSes we have GIMP working on
currently.  Specifically, it isn't implemented on BeOS.  And unfortunately
it can't be emulated either because a similar function does not exist.
(On win32 I think mmap() doesn't exist either but something very similar
does exist.)

-Shawn

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