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From: Beman Dawes (bdawes_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-01-21 09:14:45

bjam started crashing again in early December. The same early-on crash
before compiles start running that has been a problem for a year or more.
The problem gets worse around the time of releases, presumably because more
dependencies are changing than usual.

I worked around the problem for awhile by running twice, with only half the
number of compilers in each run. Then that started failing too.

At that point I changed from compiling bjam with VC++7.1 to Borland. That
cleared the startup crash!

That worked for awhile, but last night the Borland compiled bjam crashed at
the end of the run. The last test message appears in the log file, but the
final messages are missing:

...failed updating 11 targets...
...skipped 21 targets...
...updated 1798 targets...

I don't know if there is anything to be done. Maybe try yet another
compiler. Maybe the problems will go away with V2, or become worse (which
would make them easier to debug.)



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