[TUHS] Emacs and undump

Derek Fawcus dfawcus+lists-tuhs at employees.org
Tue Feb 28 00:33:02 AEST 2017

On Mon, Feb 27, 2017 at 07:12:09PM +1100, Nick Downing wrote:
> I've been having a bit of trouble with /bin/sh (Bourne's original one)
> for the same reason.
> Trouble is, this makes a non-stdio-using program be
> stdio-using, in the worst case it's a non-stdio-using program that has
> its own malloc() based on sbrk()... so we get another malloc()
> happening in the middle, I temporarily fixed this by redirecting the
> modern system's malloc() into the ancient system's malloc() but this
> is a very non desirable solution. As another possibility I was
> thinking of changing the ancient system's sbrk() into realloc() and
> implementing a routine to relocate the heap, it obviously would have
> to understand everything on the heap and everything that can point
> into it.

How about applying Geoff Collyer's change to the shell memory management
routine available here:



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