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Re: memory exhausted -- trying to return to prompt

From: John W. Eaton
Subject: Re: memory exhausted -- trying to return to prompt
Date: Tue, 21 Mar 2000 02:55:59 -0600 (CST)

On 17-Mar-2000, Paul Ortyl <address@hidden> wrote:

| I've tried to allocate as much memory as RAM+swap allowed, and there
| was no problem, except big *memory leak* when pressed ^C while
| octave was writting to swap for a longer while...

I suspect that the leak you noticed is due to a known problem in the
way Octave's interrupt handler is implemented.  It simply uses a
setjmp/longjmp to abort, which is not very pretty, and can leave
allocated memory hanging.  I have some ideas about how to fix this,
but it is not trivial and not high on my list of priorities.


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