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From: Martin Wille (mw8329_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-03-28 08:15:53

David Abrahams wrote:
> on Wed Mar 28 2007, Martin Wille <> wrote:
>> David Abrahams wrote:
>>> In fact, these failures look highly suspicious to me. Exit status 139
>>> indicates a segmentation fault. I haven't seen these tests actually
>>> /crash/ on any system or compiler before, including all viable
>>> permutations 32/64-bit linux/windows gcc/msvc. There's definitely
>>> something very odd going on here; I hope we can clear it up quickly.
>> I have seen that before when stuff from different compilers or different
>> Python versions gets mixed.
>> In this case, we have both. The system's Python 2.3 was compiled with
>> gcc 3.3.x, while the test's Python 2.4 was compiled with gcc 3.4.x.
>> However, the test gets run with the system's Python.
> Well, that's interesting, but it doesn't explain much. Compatibility
> between python and the test objects we build depends only on the 'C'
> ABI, and not even details like the layout of C standard library
> structs like FILE. I routinely mix Pythons built by one GCC version
> with tests built by another, and *never* have a problem. There must
> be something more exotic about what you're doing.

It's also different Python versions!


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