Subject: [boost] [interprocess] 32-bit offset_ptr
From: Phil Endecott (spam_from_boost_dev_at_[hidden])
Date: 2019-02-02 16:28:57
I have some old code that uses 32-bit offset_ptrs, i.e.
typedef boost::interprocess::offset_ptr<void, int32_t, int32_t> ptr_t;
This has stopped working on 64-bit systems at some point since 1.58.
suggests a commit on 14 Oct 2015. There is now a static assert that
OffsetType is at least as large as a raw pointer.
In the current case, I'm using these pointers within memory-mapped
files which will
always be vastly smaller than the 32-bit limit. Using 32-bit offsets seemed
like a worthwhile optimisation at the time, and now I am hoping to maintain
binary compatibility with those files.
In the past I've also used them to save memory on 64-bit systems with pointer-heavy
data structures (using boost.intrusive) using an allocator that
operates within a
small memory region.
Has something changed within the implementation that makes this restriction
necessary? Was it never supposed to work as I was using it?
There is also an assert that OffsetType is unsigned, which wasn't there before.
Maybe I was doing that wrong.
Thanks for any advice.
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