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test-skeleton.c: Do not set RLIMIT_DATA [BZ #19648]

With older kernels, it is mostly ineffective because it causes malloc
to switch from sbrk to mmap (potentially invalidating malloc testing
compared to what real appliations do).  With newer kernels which
have switched to enforcing RLIMIT_DATA for mmap as well, some test
cases will fail in an unintended fashion because the limit which was
set previously does not include room for all mmap mappings.
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Florian Weimer
Florian Weimer committed Mar 7, 2016
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2016-03-07 Florian Weimer <>

[BZ #19648]
* test-skeleton.c (main): Do not set RLIMIT_DATA.

2016-03-07 Adhemerval Zanella <>

[BZ #14750]
@@ -429,23 +429,6 @@ main (int argc, char *argv[])
setrlimit (RLIMIT_CORE, &core_limit);

/* Try to avoid eating all memory if a test leaks. */
struct rlimit data_limit;
if (getrlimit (RLIMIT_DATA, &data_limit) == 0)
data_limit.rlim_cur = data_limit.rlim_max;
else if (data_limit.rlim_cur > (rlim_t) TEST_DATA_LIMIT)
data_limit.rlim_cur = MIN ((rlim_t) TEST_DATA_LIMIT,
if (setrlimit (RLIMIT_DATA, &data_limit) < 0)
printf ("setrlimit: RLIMIT_DATA: %m\n");
printf ("getrlimit: RLIMIT_DATA: %m\n");

/* We put the test process in its own pgrp so that if it bogusly
generates any job control signals, they won't hit the whole build. */
if (setpgid (0, 0) != 0)

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