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    SubjectRe: Overcommitable memory??
    On Sat, Mar 18, 2000 at 10:32:25PM +0000, Carlos Morgado wrote:
    > You don't understand [cm]alloc(). You confusing malloc(), which allocates
    > space in the process (virtual) space, and calloc() which allocates space and
    > touches it. malloc() is very needed for the same reason sparce files are
    > needed.

    I thought the libc5/glibc implementations of calloc() made use of kernel
    guarantees that pages would be allocated zeroed out, and so didn't touch
    them, so in effect calloc() was virtual as well.

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