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Date: Sun, 24 Jul 2011 14:44:18 +0200
From: Szabolcs Nagy <>
Subject: Re: holywar: malloc() vs. OOM

* Vasiliy Kulikov <> [2011-07-24 14:33:25 +0400]:
> When brk() or mmap() fails, libc usually returns NULL to the program.

i thought that was a requirement in the standard

how else can one handle such failures?

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