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Subject: Re: [Boost-testing] issue with GCC compilers
From: Robert Ramey (ramey_at_[hidden])
Date: 2012-12-05 12:22:06

Robert Ramey wrote:
> A particular test in the serialization library spontaneously has
> broken. By "spontaneously" I mean that I haven't checked anything in
> lately. The test is test_array_xml_warchive in the serialization
> library test matrix. Here are a few facts:
> a) I haven't checked anything in so the serialization library itself
> hasn't changed.
> b) It occurs on all GCC platforms.
> c) it "seems" to have started around 30 November
> d) it occurs only on the trunk - all these tests have been run since
> 30 November
> e) it doesn't occur on the release branch - none of these tests run
> since 30 November
> f) it occours on my development machine. Note that I use release
> branch for all testing - except for the serialization library itself
> which I use the trunk version.
> g) The nature of the error suggests that it is related to memory
> allocation/deallocation
>> From all of the above I'm looking at change on the release branch
>> #81635 (or there abouts) by glenfe
> Merged revision(s) 81608-81610 from trunk:
> Optimization: Add specializations of make_array_helper,
> allocate_array_helper, and array_deleter for fixed size arrays to
> avoid storing size.
> ........
> Consistent formatting across overloads of make_shared and
> allocate_shared (array forms).
> ........
> More consistency in type parameters in helper details of
> allocate_shared and make_shared.
> ...
> Does anyone have any insight into this?

Looking a little further - it seems that the problem shows up with any
which uses glib standard library.

> Robert Ramey

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