Boost logo

Boost :

Subject: Re: [boost] [1.40.0] Freeze for release candidate
From: Eric Niebler (eric_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-08-25 12:39:25

Jeremiah Willcock wrote:
> On Tue, 25 Aug 2009, Eric Niebler wrote:
>> Matthias Troyer wrote:
>>> On Aug 25, 2009, at 3:15 PM, Eric Niebler wrote:
>>>> We have some MPI test results now. Matthias should have a look and
>>>> report on the failures there. Then we can decide whether there are
>>>> any showstoppers.
>>>> Marshal, can you make sure Matthias has access to your test results?
>>> I saw some test results, and they are the failures I also sometimes
>>> see: the skeleton&contents tests sometimes fail, and sometimes work.
>>> This is the same as in the past and Doug Gregor had explained it as a
>>> problem of the underlying MPI implementation. Looking deeper into it
>>> would require more time than is available. These are not regressions
>>> but issues that have been around for a while.
>> Thanks, Matthias. This is good enough for me to feel comfortable
>> moving ahead with the 1.40 release. Beman, Jeremiah, any objections?
> Are there any concerns with the Intel problems I posted about? Does
> MPL's static assert mechanism have any problems on that platform? If I
> can run the tests on GCC 4.3 on Linux here, I think I can accept
> intermittent failures on that same platform on another machine. What
> MPI is Steve using, and what version?

I'm not ignoring that failure, but I don't think it is a showstopper. If
it's broken with Intel 10 on Linux, I think that's something we can live
with for 1.40 and fix for 1.41. I'm satisfied knowing that MPI is not
fundamentally broken across the board.

The failure you mention certainly bears investigation, though. Could you
open a bug report against MPI? If it turns out to be a MPL issue, we can
reassign it.


Eric Niebler
BoostPro Computing

Boost list run by bdawes at, gregod at, cpdaniel at, john at