expand: memory allocation failed

Imperatorn johan_forsberg_86 at
Tue Oct 26 21:16:25 UTC 2021

On Tuesday, 26 October 2021 at 20:33:17 UTC, Steven Schveighoffer 
> On 10/26/21 1:38 PM, Imperatorn wrote:
>> That's the current implementation.
> No, that's the API. You cannot fix the implementation with that 
> API and not end up allocating an array to hold the entire 
> unzipped contents. You can't even decompress to a file, and 
> then mmap those contents -- the address space isn't there.
>> I don't know about *nix, but my Windows machine can easily 
>> extract a file bigger than my RAM.
> zlib does not require decompressing in entirety. This is just 
> the way that decided to expose the API. e.g. iopipe 
> uses an expandable buffer for decompression and compression, 
> which does not have to contain the entire file.
> -Steve

Yes, that's how it's written. That's the problem.

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