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Re: [bug-gnulib] valloc()?

From: Bruno Haible
Subject: Re: [bug-gnulib] valloc()?
Date: Thu, 3 Mar 2005 19:19:34 +0100
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Derek Price wrote:
> Should this error still be exiting (EXIT_FAILURE) when this function
> is defined to return NULL on failure?

In this case the error is not "memory exhausted", it is "cannot open
/dev/zero". This can happen for example if someone is working in a chroot
environment that is incorrectly set up. I think a clear error message is
good in this case. But I agree it's hard to say in advance which behaviour
is better.


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