[Newbies] [squeak-dev] Quick way to run out of memory

Chris Cunningham cunningham.cb at gmail.com
Fri Jan 27 17:08:36 UTC 2017


String new: -1

Yes, it doesn't really run out of memory, it's just a bug in

(ec == #'insufficient object memory' or: [ec == #'bad argument']) ifTrue:
[^self handleFailingBasicNew: sizeRequested].

The VM gives us a nice error code telling us the arguement is bad, and then
our code proceeds to assume it is out of memory instead.

Bug verified in latest Trunk (as of now), and raw 5.1 image.

A proposed fix is in the inbox:

This fix uses the old " self error: " pattern.  If you'd prefer a new error
for invalid argument, I would be happy to post a variant for that.

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