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Title: mmap() large file failures on Mac OS X docfix
Type: enhancement Stage:
Components: Documentation Versions: Python 3.2, Python 3.3
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Status: closed Resolution: fixed
Dependencies: Superseder:
Assigned To: docs@python Nosy List: docs@python, sdaoden
Priority: normal Keywords: patch

Created on 2011-02-23 20:34 by sdaoden, last changed 2011-04-19 11:29 by sdaoden. This issue is now closed.

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doc_lib_mmap.patch sdaoden, 2011-02-23 20:34
Messages (2)
msg129221 - (view) Author: Steffen Daode Nurpmeso (sdaoden) Date: 2011-02-23 20:34
Issue 11277 was closed upon the generally accepted conclusion that the failure is that mmap(2) on Mac OS X has a long time known bug (see msg129107, or directly http://lists.apple.com/archives/darwin-development/2003/Jun/msg00141.html).

Issue 11277 fixed the problem in the test suite, but it does give end-users no hint that such a problem exists (on the documentation side).  And it's my believe that a beginner or even a non-low-level programmer may be lost in an equal situation.  (Though one could argue that such a HE should not use mmap(2), but everyone has a first-time somewhen, say.)

In addition, there are many people who don't have the chance to work/test on multiple operating systems and/or hardware, and who need the hand of people who are experienced and can give hints on stupidiness or however this word is correctly spelled.  (Am i preaching already?)

Because Python is expected to be a user-friendly language i do request a documentation patch which gives a hint.  I'll apply a patch, but i'm somewhat new to Python and rST etc., so it surely needs a hand.  (Maybe even its speech is too aggressive??)
msg134042 - (view) Author: Steffen Daode Nurpmeso (sdaoden) Date: 2011-04-19 11:29
Outdated due to found #11277 solution.
History
Date User Action Args
2011-04-19 11:29:39sdaodensetstatus: open -> closed
resolution: fixed
messages: + msg134042
2011-02-23 20:34:51sdaodencreate