Meaning of ARENA in English

ARENA

transcription, транскрипция: [ n. ]

[common; Unix] The area of memory attached to a process by brk(2) and sbrk(2) and used by malloc(3) as dynamic storage. So named from a malloc: corrupt arena message emitted when some early versions detected an impossible value in the free block list. See overrun screw , aliasing bug , memory leak , memory smash , smash the stack .

Jargon File English vocabulary.      Английский словарь жаргона.