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Re: Big strings => panic
>On Fri, 19 Apr 1996, Matthew Sanderson wrote:
>> It seems MOO server 1.7.8p4 panics when a string gets extremely long (I'm
>> not sure exactly how long, but I would guess LONG long).
>> foo = " ";
>> foo = foo + foo;
>It's not a "bug" per se, nor is it something easily fixed.
>What happens is simply that when a variable (list or string) gets very
>large, the server runs out of memory. (The process hits a process-memory
>limit, the memory manager is unable to allocate a contiguous block of
>memory large enough, in extreme cases the swap space is exhausted.) When
>the server runs out of memory, it panics -- and in this case probably
>produces one *very large* panic dump.
This was successfully to deliberately crash our MOO. Very annoying!
Tom Ritchford email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
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