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    SubjectRe: 2.4.20-aa and LARGE Squid process -> SIGSEGV
    * J.A. Magallon <jamagallon@able.es>:

    > For user space memory, there is no real OOM state. The system (glibc) just
    > does not give you the memory, returns NULL in the malloc, and it is your
    > responsibility to check malloc's return value. If you do not check it,
    > you try to access a null pointer and _bang_. So in your case, after enough
    > iterations on malloc() without free(), it returns NULL and you fall into
    > a null pointer dereference.

    Ergo: Squid is br0ken.

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