Re: Overcommitable memory??

From: Jim Nance (
Date: Thu Mar 23 2000 - 18:43:22 EST

On Thu, Mar 23, 2000 at 02:54:49PM -0800, David Schwartz wrote:

> malloc starts to fail, I'd happily use it. On Linux, I don't even have
> malloc failing. And on no platform do I have a good way to detect when I'm

Just to clear up my understanding, are you saying that malloc() does not
fail under linux for you? I realize that it is possible for it to promise
you memory that it can not give you, but in practice I have found that it
does return NULL when the system is out of memory.


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