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    SubjectRe: Problems with netscape in 2.0.24

    On 5 Nov 1996, stephen farrell wrote:

    > (Erik B. Andersen) writes:
    > netscape does have a bug. i have already provided them with specific
    > information about what that might be related to (david lea's malloc --
    > the one used by default in libc 5.2.13 and newer -- does not tolerate
    > deletes on non-malloc'd memory... and i think there was another
    > suggestion, which i also forwarded to jwz.) i think the best thing
    > for linux users to do is to use the LD_PRELOAD directive to point
    > their netscape to a old libc (or, a new libc compiled with old malloc
    > -- i've got this if anyone wants it), and, of course, to keep
    > improving their OS so that it will be financially viable for companies
    > like netscape to spend more money supporting linux.
    Wouldn't it be possible to just compile the old malloc into a shared
    library and LD_PRELOAD that instead of the whole libc.5.2.18?

    That way we could save a lot of memory

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