mmap on /proc/pid/mem

Has anybody succeeded in mmap'ing a /proc/pid/mem file with Linux kernel 2.6? I am getting an ENODEV (No such device) error. My call looks like this:

char * map = mmap(NULL, PAGE_SIZE, PROT_READ, MAP_SHARED, mem_fd, offset);

And I have verified by looking at the /proc/pid/maps file while debugging that, when execution reaches this call, offset has the value of the top of the stack minus PAGE_SIZE. I have also verified with ptrace that mmap is setting errno to ENODEV.

Answers


See proc_mem_operations in /usr/src/linux/fs/proc/base.c: /proc/.../mem does not support mmap.


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