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

> 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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