Re: [Boost-bugs] [Boost C++ Libraries] #5579: 1_40_0 serialization break.

Subject: Re: [Boost-bugs] [Boost C++ Libraries] #5579: 1_40_0 serialization break.
From: Boost C++ Libraries (noreply_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-05-30 04:36:59

#5579: 1_40_0 serialization break.
  Reporter: Phil Hartmann <phil.hartmann82@…> | Owner: ramey
      Type: Bugs | Status: new
 Milestone: To Be Determined | Component: serialization
   Version: Boost 1.46.1 | Severity: Showstopper
Resolution: | Keywords: serialization object cross dll

Comment (by Phil Hartmann <phil.hartmann82@…>):

 Sorry Ramey, didn't mean to imply that the fix itself was incorrect. The
 change makes sense, the problem arises from archives which are written in
 1.37-1.39 and 1.40 because they are all version 5.

 DLL1: archive & <type_a>;[[BR]]
 DLL2: archive & <type_a>;[[BR]]

 In 1.37-1.39 it'll write[[BR]]
 in 1.40 and above it'll write[[BR]]
 So in 1.40 if I attempt to read in the above to read a 1.39 archive it
 attempts to read:[[BR]]

 Which obviously blows up as its the length of <type_a_info> off on the
 second read.

 What i've added at the moment is a boolean flag to cobject, which if its
 set it uses the older incorrect comparison, and for newer archives can use
 the new comparison.

 I also added a global constant that I just temporarily set to 'true'
 called boost_archive_ver_5_is_pre140, i'm not sure what the real solution
 here is because both of them are version 5. We need some user way to
 specify via config file to specify if version 5 was 1.39 or 1.40, and if
 you had archives in both 1.39/1.40 I think we're just kind of hosed in
 that case, luckily for me I am not, hopefully most others can make the
 same assumption that they are either 1.40 or 1.39.

 const bool boost_archive_ver_5_is_pre_140 = true;

 inline class_id_type basic_iarchive_impl::register_type(const
 basic_iserializer & bis)
     // if we are serializing in an old archive (before version 5, or
 version 5 and the user specified that
     // archive revision 5 is actually 1_39 not 1_40 [ as this is ambigous
     bool old_cid_lookup = (m_archive_library_version < 5 || (5 ==
 m_archive_library_version && boost_archive_ver_5_is_pre_140));

     class_id_type cid(cobject_info_set.size());
     cobject_type co(cid, bis, old_cid_lookup);

     std::pair<cobject_info_set_type::const_iterator, bool> result =

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