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Old 10-11-2010, 05:11 AM   #1
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In Linux2.6, why does malloc return high memory address(higher than 0x40000000) ?

Now I met a problem which confused me for some time. As we know, malloc will return heap memory by brk system call if I request little length memory. and will return high memory address by mmap system call if I request large memory.

But now in my program, even if I request few bytes memory, malloc will return high memory address (higher than 0x40000000). What causes this? glibc or linux kernel?



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