[webkit-dev] Anyone tried out of memory

Alexey Proskuryakov ap at webkit.org
Tue Aug 19 04:45:41 PDT 2008

On Aug 19, 2008, at 2:54 PM, Mikael Tennhammar wrote:

> But have anyone tried this before? Knows anything about it? Or is  
> there
> a policy how to handle the case where a allocation is failing?

Starting with <http://trac.webkit.org/changeset/35691> (last week),  
fastMalloc() aborts on failed allocations, so I guess that this is  
what the policy is. In a few cases where the caller knows how to  
handle out of memory conditions (e.g. by raising a JavaScript  
exception), a version of fastMalloc() that doesn't crash is called.

Talking about ports that cannot use fastMalloc go, some work towards  
making it possible to use custom allocators is tracked by <https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=20422 

- WBR, Alexey Proskuryakov

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