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Re: Why does bash use xmalloc?


From: Andreas Schwab
Subject: Re: Why does bash use xmalloc?
Date: Sun, 06 Nov 2016 12:40:51 +0100
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On Nov 06 2016, Peng Yu <address@hidden> wrote:

> My point is why bash terminates when it runs an external command that
> requires a large memory. Shouldn't bash return an exit code on behalf
> of the failed command and continue to the next command?

You have limited the amount of memory the shell itself can use, that has
nothing to do with the command you ran.  There is no way the shell can
continue in this situation, if it cannot allocate any memory at all.

Andreas.

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