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Forum: The Linux Kernel Hackers' Guide
Re: Question Does MMAP work with Redhat 4.2? (Guy)
Keywords: MMAP memory error
Date: Tue, 21 Apr 1998 12:12:15 GMT
From: Michael K. Johnson <>

mmap() works fine on a Red Hat 4.2 system, which ships a perfectly standard Linux kernel. A great deal of the source code included in the distribution uses mmap() explicitly, and every dynamically loaded program uses mmap() implicitly in the dynamic loader.

I suggest "man mmap" as a start. Notice the reference at the bottom of the page to getpagesize(), and consider the modulus operator (%). That should help you out... :-)

You'll also find sample code that uses mmap() at Other sample source you might find useful is at


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