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There was a subtlety in the original question which we may have overlooked:

What impact, if any, does the Mill design (single address space, turfs) have on address randomization?

Its interesting to reflect on how a naive non-randomizing pointer-bumping mmap would provide a side-channel to an attacker because of the single address space.

If whether a service has allocated memory or not is inferable by others, then that may leak some internal state and the decisions that the service has made. This would be a bad thing.