bin/83347: [patch] improper handling of malloc failures within
dan at obluda.cz
Mon Dec 17 01:26:44 PST 2007
Pointer value of 0 is nothing "magic" for hardware - it's legal to
write to memory offset 0 unless blocked by explicit configuration. It's
OS decision to block writes to offset 0. Are you sure it's true for all
supported platforms ? Yes, I know it's valid for i386/AMD. In advance -
did you tried in even on platforms that will be supported in the future ?
In my humble opinion, the one abort() in that special case, even if
just for sure, has value.
> This situation can only arise if the
> programmer has asked printf() to handle a very long and bizarre series
> of positional arguments after exhausting all available virtual memory,
> so hopefully this won't be a big deal.
It's normal that exceptions occur rare. Despite of it, the nice
programmers shall handle it.
As you just closed the case I understand your don't want discussion
about it. No problem - you are commiter - it's your sovereign decision.
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