bin/79048: realloc() copies data even when the size of allocated memory decrease

Poul-Henning Kamp phk at phk.freebsd.dk
Thu Mar 24 11:20:30 PST 2005


In message <200503231238.j2NCccug050911 at freefall.freebsd.org>, Gleb Smirnoff wr
ites:
>Synopsis: realloc() copies data even when the size of allocated memory decrease
>
>Responsible-Changed-From-To: freebsd-bugs->phk
>Responsible-Changed-By: glebius
>Responsible-Changed-When: Wed Mar 23 12:37:45 GMT 2005
>Responsible-Changed-Why: 
>Poul-Henning is the right person to handle this.


This is by design, read the paper.

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