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    SubjectRe: Recursive malloc crashing Linux. (Well almost)

    > # ./killmem
    > Allocating 256 amounts of 4MB == 1024MB
    > Successful
    > Filling block 0
    > Filling block 1
    > killmem: memory violation at pc=0x0200047c, lr=0x4005f7d8 (bad address=0x4065d000, code 1)
    > Bus error
    > Which is kind of not very graceful. On my PC, 128MB ram, ~133MB swap, it
    > gets as far as block 34 (136MB) before causes a complete lockup (not even
    > magic sysrq works) - which is also not very graceful.

    It seems to crash when it tries to expand the stack and there is no available
    mem. If you try:


    the program will be killed. But an infinite recurse will crash even if you
    don't malloc anything.

    > Has anyone got any other solutions to this ?

    No :-( Someone should have a look into the code which expands the stack...


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