Snapshot 20040225: make hangs/errors out

Christopher Faylor
Sat Mar 6 08:21:00 GMT 2004

On Fri, Mar 05, 2004 at 02:38:01PM -0500, Christopher Faylor wrote:
>On Fri, Mar 05, 2004 at 02:33:52PM -0500, Christopher Faylor wrote:
>>I think I may have figured this out.
>>It wasn't the eax register being zeroed.  It was actually the test for
>>zero returning improper values due to being interrupted by a signal.
>>I made a fix last night that allowed me to run this for 2500+
>>iterations.  Of course, I have managed to do that before without error,
>>so that doesn't mean much, I guess.  Backing the change out resulted in
>>a 'virtual memory exhausted' error in less than a hundred iterations,
>>however.  Odd that I can duplicate it so readily now.  I think my
>>computer was previously trying to shield me from the pain of debugging
>>this problem.
>>There is a new snapshot up now with my fix in it.  Please try it.
>Sigh.  Literally two minutes after sending this email, the "make -j"
>test that I was running at home errored out with a different error.
>Back to the drawing board...

Hmm.  I can't duplicate the failure I saw so maybe it would still be
instructive to see how the current snapshot works for others.

Please send test results here.


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