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Re: Possible memory corruption problem

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Possible memory corruption problem
Date: Tue, 14 Feb 2006 06:35:09 +0200

> From: "Richard M. Stallman" <address@hidden>
> CC: address@hidden, address@hidden
> Date: Sun, 12 Feb 2006 23:40:51 -0500
>     > I have tried to find the common circumstances when this happens and it
>     > aeems to me that it happens when the machine is low on virtual memory
>     > (including swap space).
>     Emacs should display a warning when the system is low on memory.  Does
>     it?
> Emacs tries to estimate how much memory is available, but that estimate
> may not really work.  For instance, it never works for me.
> The code to estimate available space worked in the 80s on Unix,
> but it may need adaptation to the systems of today.

It's possible that the existing estimate doesn't work on systems that
don't use sbrk.  I believe GNU/Linux is one of those systems.

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