malloc: bug or feature ?

Peter Wemm peter at
Fri Apr 9 07:47:01 PDT 2004

On Friday 09 April 2004 01:31 am, James R. Van Artsalen wrote:
> Peter Wemm wrote:
> > The SEGV looks suspicious though.  I wonder if malloc is trying to
> > put the junk in without checking if malloc failed.
> Attached is a proposed patch for this bug.  It fixes the test program
> (which now fails the ASSERT in main() as it ought to).  I have not
> tested it in any other way.
> Without this change I expect every brk(2) call that fails to crash.
> I haven't checked for equivalent bugs in other functions.

OK, this is embarresing :-)  Thanks!
Peter Wemm - peter at; peter at; peter at
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