Subject: Re: pmax and tcsh
To: Kevin Sullivan <>
From: Jason Thorpe <>
List: port-pmax
Date: 05/27/1997 08:52:40
On Tue, 27 May 1997 11:39:49 -0400 
 Kevin Sullivan <> wrote:

 > The problem seems to be that cgetent uses calloc() to get the memory.
 > Bash defines a replacement malloc and free, but not a calloc.  Thus
 > the memory is allocated with NetBSD's malloc and freed with bash's
 > free.  Crash.
 > I haven't sent a pr since I'm not sure where the bug lies.  It seems
 > stupid to define your oven malloc but not calloc; but it seems odd
 > that our calloc doesn't just call malloc (done for performance
 > reasons, maybe?).  I'm also not sure if this bug affects non-pmax
 > systems.

If you look at src/lib/libc/stdlib/calloc.c, you'll note that it
simply calls malloc() and memset().

If calloc() is calling libc's malloc() instead of bash's/tcsh's malloc(),
then the bug is either in:

	- the way the shared libraries are built, or
	- the run-time link.

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