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bug#12242: Emacs 24.2 RC1 build fails on OpenBSD


From: YAMAMOTO Mitsuharu
Subject: bug#12242: Emacs 24.2 RC1 build fails on OpenBSD
Date: Wed, 22 Aug 2012 12:13:27 +0900
User-agent: Wanderlust/2.14.0 (Africa) SEMI/1.14.6 (Maruoka) FLIM/1.14.8 (Shijō) APEL/10.6 Emacs/22.3 (sparc-sun-solaris2.8) MULE/5.0 (SAKAKI)

>>>>> On Wed, 22 Aug 2012 06:02:06 +0300, Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> said:

>> Date: Wed, 22 Aug 2012 11:35:26 +0900 From: YAMAMOTO Mitsuharu
>> <address@hidden> Cc: address@hidden,
>> address@hidden
>> 
>> I took a look at ralloc.c a bit, and I thought that the variable
>> `use_relocatable_buffers' is not designed to be changed temporarily
>> in the first place.

> Why not?  Can you tell what led you to that conclusion?

> My reading of the code is that inhibiting relocation just means that
> ralloc.c always asks for more memory when it cannot find a large
> enough block in the existing heaps.

For example, `virtual_break_value' is not updated in that case.  It
can lead to an inconsistent state as reported if r_alloc_sbrk is
called with a positive argument via malloc when
use_relocatable_buffers <= 0, and then it is called with a negative
argument via free when use_relocatable_buffers > 0.

                                     YAMAMOTO Mitsuharu
                                address@hidden





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