out of memory

Moses DeJong dejong at cs.umn.edu
Sat Jan 9 16:52:35 PST 1999

I remember reading something to the effect of "space for an
OutOfMemoryException exception must be allocated when the
JVM is created so that the exception can be thrown when
no more memory can be allocated" in the JDK docs. It seems
like preallocating the Exception is a requirement and not
just a good idea.

I hope that helps
mo dejong

On Sat, 9 Jan 1999, Mihai Surdeanu wrote:

> This is a quote from gc_heap_malloc:
> /*
>  * If we ran out of memory, a OutOfMemoryException is
>  * thrown.  If we fail to allocate memory for it, all
>  * is lost.
> If there is not enough memory for an OutOfMemoryException, kaffe crashes
> with "Segmentation fault" and no message, which is pretty annoying. I see
> no reason why the objects needed to throw this exception cannot be
> allocated in advance such that kaffe could always throw this exception and
> exit decently (if the exception is not caught by the app).
> Am I missing something here?
> Mihai Surdeanu

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