[Top][All Lists]

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

bug#10877: Wimpy external files.

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: bug#10877: Wimpy external files.
Date: Sat, 25 Feb 2012 23:26:01 -0800
User-agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux i686; rv:10.0.2) Gecko/20120216 Thunderbird/10.0.2

On 02/25/2012 11:14 PM, Rogier Wolff wrote:

> Many modern operating systems do "lazy" allocation.

Sure, that's an old trick.  But this has its own problems:
it can mean a process *thinks* it has memory allocated, but it
doesn't *really* have the memory; which means when it tries to
actually *use* its memory it can get killed.  This is not a direction
we want 'sort' to head.

> a slight change in the codebase might be in order
> for "unknown sort size".

Sorry, I didn't follow the rest of that comment.  Perhaps you
could suggest a patch?  That might explain things better.
"diff -u" format is typically best.

reply via email to

[Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread]