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From: Jurko Gospodnetiæ (jurko.gospodnetic_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-04-10 05:01:25

   Hi Igor.

> I'm attaching a synthetic test case that shows the slowdown. To run
> the test, unpack the Jamfile to an empty directory and run bjam in
> that directory.

   Ok, I tried your test case and maybe I am doing something wrong but
my timings show no significant difference between base milestone 12,
current trunk & patched current trunk versions.

   Here are the things I noticed:

   The test case was missing a Jamroot file - so maybe something in the
Jamroot file you're using is triggering this behavior. Seems unlikely,
but could you send a self-sufficient test case just to make sure?

   Directly running your test case (even after adding an empty Jamroot
file) on my machine did nothing and exited instantly - most likely due
to a memory allocation error (returned error code is -1073741819). To
make it work I needed to remove the last 3709 entries. Could it be that
your project is running into the same or similar kind of failure with
the new code and is so silently not sorting the list at all?

   It is interesting that the milestone 12 build can handle a bit larger
list entry, but still not the whole one.

   Just for the record - my notebook has 2 GB RAM and a few programs
started on it :-)...

   Hope this helps.

   Best regards,
     Jurko Gospodnetiæ

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