[Python-Dev] FreeBSD 7 amd64 and large memory tests

"Martin v. Löwis" martin at v.loewis.de
Wed Sep 17 09:58:31 CEST 2008

> I haven't yet tried posting a query to a FreeBSD list, as it could simply
> be a bug on amd64, but I was wondering whether there was anything (other
> than deactivating tests and documenting use of ulimit -v on this
> platform) that could be done to work around this behaviour.

I think it should be possible to debug this (for people with access to
such a system, and appropriate skills).

I find it hard to believe that a large malloc will simply crash the
process, rather than returning NULL. More likely, there is a NULL
returned somewhere, and Python (or libc) fails to check for it.


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