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Re: Preview: portable dumper

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: Preview: portable dumper
Date: Thu, 1 Dec 2016 09:58:20 -0800
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On 12/01/2016 09:26 AM, Eli Zaretskii wrote:
>This was no accident. They removed it because it was producing bogus values, 
and it didn't reflect how FreeBSD actually allocates memory.
And they are thinking on bringing it back, see


That thread discusses their implementing sbrk as always returning 0 or something trivial like that, purely to pacify broken applications that use sbrk (0) to estimate memory usage and fail to build if sbrk does not exist. Such a workaround obviously won't get Emacs running. In contrast, Daniel's proposed patch should work.

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