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From: Liam Routt (caligari_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-08-23 23:33:33


I'm new to the testing fold. We have a Mac G5 here running Gentoo Linux
with a ppc64 kernel and userspace. We had some trouble with Boost 1.33
which was easily picked up by running some of the tests, so I figure
that it might help if I ran them regularly on the system, as this
combination of architecture and OS doesn't seem to be represented at the

So, I've downloaded (from and
set up a cron job to run it.

It ran last night (I'm in Australia, for reference) and seems to have
got through all of the tests (with some failures that might be of use to
the Boost team, I hope), but it failed while processing the results.

The last part of the cron output which was mailed to me:

# Getting test case results out of
boost_root: /data/home/caligari/BoostTest/boost/status/..
locate_root: /home/caligari/BoostTest/results

**** exception(225): signal: memory access violation
******** errors detected; see standard output for details ********
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/home/caligari/BoostTest/", line 882, in ?
    commands[ command ]( **accept_args( args ) )
  File "/home/caligari/BoostTest/", line 707, in regression
    test( toolsets, bjam_options, monitored, timeout, [] )
  File "/home/caligari/BoostTest/", line 543, in test
  File "/home/caligari/BoostTest/", line 492, in
    utils.checked_system( [
"/home/caligari/BoostTest/boost/tools/regression/xsl_reports/utils/checked_syste", line 21, in checked_system
    raise Exception( 'Command sequence "%s" failed with return code %d' % (
commands, rc ) )
Exception: Command sequence
log/gcc/release/process_jam_log" "/home/caligari/BoostTest/results"
<"/home/caligari/BoostTest/results/bjam.log"']" failed with return code

I've looked at the bjam.log file, just to confirm that it seemed to be
sane, and while I don't know precisely what to expect it seemed to be

At this point I don't know what other information it would be helpful to
provide. I have the run results (bjam.log), as well as the cron output.

Any advice welcome.

(Forgive me if I seem not to respond for a few days - I'm not back in
the office until Monday.)

Take care,


Liam Routt                                          Ph: (03) 8344-1315
Research Programmer                               caligari_at_[hidden]
Computer Science, Melbourne University              (or liam_at_[hidden])

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