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Re: Emacs 23 Mac port

From: YAMAMOTO Mitsuharu
Subject: Re: Emacs 23 Mac port
Date: Tue, 17 Jan 2012 09:49:12 +0900
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>>>>> On Mon, 16 Jan 2012 13:32:30 +0200, emacs user <address@hidden> said:

> This version seems to have the same memory problem (not returning
> memory to the OS) as the regular gnu emacs on OS X.  Aquamacs seems
> not to have this issue...(?)

Why is "not returning memory to the OS" a "problem"?  Whether or when
freed memory is returned to the system is up to the implementation of
the malloc library and not something applications should care about in

I don't think the experiment like in


makes much sense.  What is more important is to identify whether the
crash "problem" you see with VM is caused by "not returning memory to
the OS" or other reasons.  Did you try the procedure I mentioned


You should compare the addresses in heap between the second and the
third invocations for example, rather then one between before and
after the first invocation.

                                     YAMAMOTO Mitsuharu

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