sbrk(2) broken

Peter Jeremy peterjeremy at
Fri Jan 4 01:51:43 PST 2008

On Fri, Jan 04, 2008 at 08:27:41AM +0200, Ian FREISLICH wrote:
>I have long lived processes that continuously handle very valuable
>data and potentially get very large (several GB).  I'd like that
>process to be able to make a rational decision about what happens to its
>memory contents when an allocation fails rather than having the
>proverbial rug pulled out from under it.  Rug pulling at any point 
>can cost an annual salary or two.

If you google for freebsd+sigdanger, you will find that this topic
was first discussed nearly 10 years ago.  Unfortunately, no progress
appears to have been made, though it crops up every few years.

Peter Jeremy
Please excuse any delays as the result of my ISP's inability to implement
an MTA that is either RFC2821-compliant or matches their claimed behaviour.
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