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2005.04.11 07:38 "TIFF_MAPPED", by Katrina Maramba
2005.04.11 14:17 "Re: TIFF_MAPPED", by Bob Friesenhahn

2005.04.11 14:17 "Re: TIFF_MAPPED", by Bob Friesenhahn

On Mon, 11 Apr 2005, katrina maramba wrote:
> Can anybody tell me what the TIFF_MAPPED macro means?  It's comment 
> says "file is mapped into memory".  What does this mean?  When can I 
> have a 'memory mapped file'?

Libtiff normally memory maps input files on platforms where it makes 
sense.  You can re-inforce your desire for memory-mapped input by 
adding 'M' to the TIFFOpen() option string, or prevent it by adding 
'm' to the option string.

You can gain a bit more control over what libtiff does by using 
TIFFClientOpen() to define the I/O functions it should use.  One of 
these functions is to memory map the file.

Please note that libtiff memory maps the entire file.  It does not 
attempt to do any "windowing" on the memory mapping.  This means if 
the input TIFF file is larger than the available process address 
space, the mapping will fail.

          * Setup initial directory.
         switch (mode[0]) {
         case 'r':
                 tif->tif_nextdiroff = tif->tif_header.tiff_diroff;
                  * Try to use a memory-mapped file if the client
                  * has not explicitly suppressed usage with the
                  * 'm' flag in the open mode (see above).
                 if ((tif->tif_flags & TIFF_MAPPED) &&
         !TIFFMapFileContents(tif, (tdata_t*) &tif->tif_base, &tif->tif_size))
                         tif->tif_flags &= ~TIFF_MAPPED;
                 if (TIFFReadDirectory(tif)) {
                         tif->tif_rawcc = -1;
                         tif->tif_flags |= TIFF_BUFFERSETUP;
                         return (tif);

Bob Friesenhahn,
GraphicsMagick Maintainer,