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bug#8884: closed (Re: bug#8884: wide-int crash)


From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: bug#8884: closed (Re: bug#8884: wide-int crash)
Date: Tue, 18 Oct 2011 23:43:51 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.90 (gnu/linux)

> While I opened too small files I killed the tar-mode buffer, ejected the
> disk, created a larger file, attached the disk again, and opened from
> freshened dired listing (in my PATH only a gls exists which accepts --dired)
> the tar file with v. This produced failures like these:

>       emacs(84226) malloc: *** mmap(size=2113650688) failed (error code=12)
>       *** error: can't allocate region
>       *** set a breakpoint in malloc_error_break to debug
        
It may simply be due to fragmentation: while there may still be more
than 2GB of unused memory, there may not be a single contiguous unused
chunk of 2GB.


        Stefan





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