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Re: limit for # of items created with "new" ?
On Tue, Sep 24, 2002 at 07:33:03PM -0700, Randall R Schulz wrote:
>At 19:10 2002-09-24, you wrote:
>>On Tue, Sep 24, 2002 at 07:06:22PM -0700, Randall R Schulz wrote:
>>>If I understand correctly, all Cygwin app memory comes out of a single
>>>(hence the Cygwin heap size registry entry), so a proper accounting of
>>>available memory must take the other concurrently executing Cygwin
>>>applications into account.
>>Sorry. This isn't correct. Each application gets its own fixed-size heap.
>>The heap isn't shared between applications.
>No. I'm the one who's sorry for posting disinformation.
Well, that's a pretty rare event, so I think you can be excused, just
this once. :-)
I think what may be confusing in this case is that cygwin's shared
memory region is getting corrupted. I think it's due to the fact that
something is walking off the end of the heap. I don't know why an
exception isn't being thrown though.
FWIW, the next version of cygwin may actually be able to deal with this
scenario a little better. It uses Doug Lea's malloc package and may be
able to allocate memory using mmap. I haven't actually tried this
scenario yet but if anyone wants to try a recent snapshot, it might be
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