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From: Beman Dawes (bdawes_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-01-03 16:45:40

Nicola Musatti wrote:
> K. Noel Belcourt <kbelco <at>> writes:
>> Hi,
>> I've noticed that the Pgi compiler generates very long error messages
>> (some in excess of 500k bytes). Diagnostics this long cause
>> process_jam_log to hang or get killed with a stack overflow message
>> (probably caused by recursion in the split function).
>> I'd like to propose we only process the first 8k bytes of an error
>> message and throw away the rest. Truncating the line length gets the
>> Pgi test results reporting working reliably. I've attached a simple
>> patch to process_jam_log.cpp that I'd like to apply if there's no
>> objections. If people prefer, we could use a 16k limit instead of 8k.
> Gasp! I had forgotten that I actually promised to look into this very problem!
> As you can see from this thread:
> Beman himself appears to support the approach you suggest.
> Thanks for actually tackling this issue.


Go ahead and apply it. Let's try 8k to start with. Easy enough to change
if anyone howls.


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