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Re: Memory management, palloc

From: Gavin Sherry <swm(at)linuxworld(dot)com(dot)au>
To: Karel Zak <zakkr(at)zf(dot)jcu(dot)cz>
Cc: pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Memory management, palloc
Date: 2001-03-08 15:19:14
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On Thu, 8 Mar 2001, Karel Zak wrote:

> On Thu, Mar 08, 2001 at 10:28:50PM +1100, Gavin Sherry wrote:
> > Hi guys,
> > 
> > I've been looking through the memory management system today.
> > 
> > When a request is made for a memory memory chunk larger than
> > ALLOC_CHUNK_LIMIT, AllocSetAlloc() uses malloc() to give the request its
> > own block. The result is tested by AllocSetAlloc() to see if the memory
> > was allocated.
> > 
> > Irrespective of this, a chunk can be returned which has not had memory
> > allocated to it. There is no testing of the return status of
> > palloc() through out the code. 
>  I don't understand. If some memory is not obtain in AllocSetAlloc()
> all finish with elog(ERROR). Not exists way how return insufficient 
> space. Or not?

Ahh. Of course. My mistake =)


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