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Re: Bug#251378: zsh: segfaults when globing includes too many files

Clint Adams wrote:
> I can't reproduce this yet, but some people are experiencing segfaults
> when globbing in /usr/share/doc.  The source shown below includes 19920.
> This also happens with HEAD, I think.

So this happens with both 4.2.0 and the latest, and therefore isn't
(directly) related to the mmap reorganisation of heap allocation?

Is it possible a memory allocator is returning 0?  It could be another
case where the shell is trying to allocate way too much memory, not
getting it, and not handling the failure gracefully.

Peter Stephenson <pws@xxxxxxx>                  Software Engineer
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