Open Bug 1456933 Opened 2 years ago Updated 2 years ago

add error page for "allocation size overflow"


(Developer Documentation :: JavaScript, defect, P3)



(Not tracked)



(Reporter: nkharvey, Unassigned)


User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64; rv:60.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/60.0
Build ID: 20180416175245

Steps to reproduce:

not sure if this is needed here, but one way to cause this error is the string doubling bomb (from
var a = 'a';
for (var i = 0; i < 100; i++) {
    a += a;

Expected results:

I'm requesting a page under to explain the "allocation size overflow" error. What does the allocation size mean (RAM allocated to process? to a particular object?) How big is it (and is this configurable)? Who can use it (e.g. web workers)?
Priority: -- → P3
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