Re: strange terminal vim startup message
- At 8:50 am -0400 2003-07-01, Benji Fisher wrote:
>Mick McQuaid wrote:Are you sure that this is coming from vim (and not, say, terminal.app)?
>>First, let me say that I am indebted to you for
>>this great job! This is the version of vim I use
>>most by far!
>>Here is the message:
>>254L, 8964C*** malloc: Deallocation of a
>>pointer not malloced: 0x7 This could be a
>>double free(), or free() called with the middle of
>>an a block; Try setting environment
>>variable MallocHelp to see tools to help debug
> It would help if you could find a way to reproduce this. Maybe someone on this list has an idea how to fix this.
> --Benji Fisher
The number in square brackets is the process number of the process that the
BSD memory management is unhappy with. If you did a 'ps aux', you could confirm.
Otherwise the advice to set that environment variable is sound.
Incidentally, the use of a 'double free' resistant malloc( ) is controversial,
but is a standard part of BSD and is why the double free within the ZLIB library
a year or so ago did not affect BSD.
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