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Re: Severe memleak in sequence expressions?

From: Marc Schiffbauer
Subject: Re: Severe memleak in sequence expressions?
Date: Thu, 1 Dec 2011 13:00:00 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15)

* Chet Ramey schrieb am 01.12.11 um 02:54 Uhr:
> That's probably the result of the power-of-two allocation policy in the
> bash malloc.  When this came up before, I wrote:
> ==========
> That's not a memory leak.  Malloc implementations need not release
> memory back to the kernel; the bash malloc (and others) do so only
> under limited circumstances.  Memory obtained from the kernel using
> mmap or sbrk and kept in a cache by a malloc implementation doesn't
> constitute a leak.  A leak is memory for which there is no longer a
> handle, by the application or by malloc itself.
> ==========

Thanks for the explanation, Chat

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