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Re: xmalloc crash


From: Eduardo Bustamante
Subject: Re: xmalloc crash
Date: Mon, 8 Jan 2018 13:14:57 -0800

On Mon, Jan 8, 2018 at 8:22 AM, Chet Ramey <address@hidden> wrote:
> On 1/6/18 2:40 PM, Eduardo A. Bustamante López wrote:
>
>> So the allocation fails, even if the system has enough memory to handle it.
>> Upon closer inspection:
>>
>>     address@hidden:~/src/gnu/bash/lib/malloc$ cat -n malloc.c | sed -n 
>> '777,781p'
>>        777      /* Silently reject too-large requests. */
>>        778      if (nunits >= NBUCKETS) {
>>        779          abort();
>>        780        return ((PTR_T) NULL);
>>        781      }
>
> I'm not sure which version of bash you're looking at, since no version with
> that check has ever had abort() there.

Derp. I added that abort() for debugging purposes and forgot to remove
it. Sorry about that.

Thank you for the explanation by the way!



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