[Webkit-unassigned] [Bug 18670] fastMalloc should crash on failed allocs

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Wed Apr 23 19:17:22 PDT 2008


------- Comment #6 from mrowe at apple.com  2008-04-23 19:17 PDT -------
(In reply to comment #5)
> (In reply to comment #4)
> > How can it be replaced by a check against a fixed size?  Allocating a very
> > large number of a smaller strings can trigger a situation that will lead to
> > fastMalloc failing just as easily as allocating a small number of very large
> > strings.
> Sure, and that fastMalloc should fail (like it would today), and CRASH right
> then and there (like it should, but doesn't today). 

JavaScriptCore detects this case and propagates it to the calling script as an
"Out of memory" exception.  How is crashing an improvement?

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