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SubjectRe: malloc(1/0) ??
On Tue, 7 Nov 2000, Lyle Coder wrote:

> When a program does a malloc... the glibc gets atleast on page (brk)
> [actually, glibs determins of it needs to brk more memory from the kernel...
> because it maintains it;s own pool].. so if you malloc 4 byts, you can copy
> to that pointer more than 4 bytes (upto a page size, ex 4K)... hope that
> answers one of your questions... as far as why malloc(0) works... I dunno

Hmm.. Don't read a manpage in the middle of the night.. the issue is only
with realloc(0) that is equal to free().

Maybe one of the glibc guys can tell what the behaviour is with malloc(0).

> Best Wishes,
> Lyle


Igmar

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