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From Nick Kew <>
Subject Re: apr_palloc return value?
Date Wed, 08 Apr 2009 20:13:09 GMT
On Wed, 8 Apr 2009 22:07:55 +0300
Juha Korhonen <> wrote:

> Hi, when I use apr_palloc function to allocate memory, should I check
> the return value to make sure that I really got some memory?



That is to say, yes you should, but it's common practice to omit
the test, on the dubious grounds that if pool allocation fails,
then your error handling is pretty-much going to fail for the
same reason so it's pointless.

With apr exploring entirely different allocators, that excuse
looks ever more suspect.  So, yes, you're right.

Nick Kew

Application Development with Apache - the Apache Modules Book

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