On Wed, 15 Mar 2017, Till Smejkal wrote:
> On Wed, 15 Mar 2017, Andy Lutomirski wrote:

> > > VAS segments on the other side would provide a functionality to
> > > achieve the same without the need of any mounted filesystem. However,
> > > I agree, that this is just a small advantage compared to what can
> > > already be achieved with the existing functionality provided by the
> > > Linux kernel.
> > 
> > I see this "small advantage" as "resource leak and security problem".
> I don't agree here. VAS segments are basically in-memory files that are
> handled by the kernel directly without using a file system. Hence, if an

Why do we need yet another mechanism to represent something which looks
like a file instead of simply using existing mechanisms and extend them?



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