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Re: "out of memory" error messages from the server


From: Derek Robert Price
Subject: Re: "out of memory" error messages from the server
Date: Wed, 30 Apr 2003 13:22:37 -0400
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Mark D. Baushke wrote:

Hi Folks,

It seems that the server has problems communicating that it is
unable to allocate bytes... any suggestions on how this error
should be handled cleanly?


It's possible that xmalloc could bypass the buffer to print errors directly to stderr or the network pipe, as appropriate. Alternately, it's possible the buffer routines could be rewritten to avoid allocating new memory, or at least to usually have some cached space large enough for short messages.

I'm not sure how invasive either solution would be.

Derek

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