[Wine] Re: malloc small pieces of memory

Daniel Skorka skorka at gmx.net
Mon Jun 26 10:54:53 CDT 2006

Johannes Holzer <hl.ichaus at arcor.de> wrote:
>>> With Linux/Wine, the program fails with an "out of memory"-Error (malloc
>>> returns NULL).
>> If it fails, how can you tell its memory usage with top?
> The programmer was a good one. He checked the returncode of malloc and
> displays a dialog on failure. (yes, it seems, that there is enough RAM
> for the dialog.)

Do I understand correctly that exactly when malloc returns NULL, this
program uses about 300 MB? In other words, it fails just before it
finishes mallocing?


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