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    SubjectRe: Overcommitable memory??
    On 18 Mar 2000 23:12:11 +0100, you wrote:

    >Den 17-Mar-00 13:43:11 skrev Stephen C. Tweedie følgende om "Re: Overcommitable memory??":
    >> Even that doesn't cure things. Think about stack growth.
    > What's the standard way of allocating stack space on Un*x systems?

    My recollection is you get an "infinite" stack, demand allocated.
    Exactly the same you get via malloc() - an unpopulated address space,
    which is then populated when you use it.

    Very handy in quite a few situations; no need to predefine your stack
    size (as you would have to without overcommit), no need to mess around
    trapping exceptions (as you do to implement sparse matrixes on


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