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Subject: Re: [boost] [MMap/VM] RFC
From: Andy Thomason (a.thomason_at_[hidden])
Date: 2016-03-03 19:18:43

Hi Domagoj and Mathias.

> for quite some time I've been working on a portable mmap/virtual memory

I have been using Boost.Interprocess for handling large genetic data files
in the proposed Boost.Genetics, it is intended for sharing memory images
between processes, but works just as well as a portable mmap wrapper
including as a block allocator.

The only shame is that it is not 100% header-based and so needs binaries
for different platforms.

mmap is the only sensible way of working with large in-memory datasets
as it can exceed the swap file size.


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