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Date: Fri, 17 May 2002 20:22:05 +0300
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Subject: Re: emacs under w2k and malloc effects
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> Date: Fri, 17 May 2002 10:46:37 -0400
> From: CBFalconer <cbfalconer AT yahoo DOT com>
> 
> However if something else effectively calls sbrk with a negative
> value, nmalloc may later think it has a new noncontiguous block,
> and may then very well allocate the same space twice!.  This would
> NOT be good.

I don't think this is a real issue: any program that calls sbrk
behind malloc's back should know what it's doing.  In general, such
programs don't call malloc at all.

A similar situation exists if a program calls both buffered stdio
functions like fread, and printf and unbuffered functions like read
and write.  We don't bother to protect the FILE object against
unbuffered atrocities.

So I don't think you should worry about this.

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