Out of memory?
What is the expected reponse when running a C program that allocates more
memory (as static arrays) then the system can provide?
I would have expected that the linux kernel would give an out-of memory error
message, as I believe it is the kernels job to allocate memory for
static variables. (either that or the startup code in the C program).
However, when I run such a program, I get a "segmentation fault" when
the program attempts to access a global variable.
Is this correct? Is this normal behaviour?
I have a fully up-to-date slink system, and am using linux 2.2.1
Brian May <firstname.lastname@example.org>