[fpc-pascal] FPC Heap Management : sub-allocation ?

Brian vmst at golden.net
Sat Nov 1 02:43:15 CET 2014

Frederic Da Vitoria wrote
> I think that Brian is asking if a memory leak could eat the system's
> memory
> irreversibly. IIUC in Windows, when the program is stopped, all it's
> memory
> is freed, even if the program leaked memory. I don't know about Linux, but
> I'd be surprised if it weren't the same.
> -- 
> Frederic Da Vitoria
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Yes that is exactly what I was asking. For a high reliable system running
24/7 my fear using Object Oriented code vs procedural code is exactly what
you mentioned . If there is a serious leak , or even a small one for an
extended period of time , it can take down the OS. I have seen this happen
with Sun OS and a 3rd party driver that leaked and caused the OS to crash
after an extended period of time.

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