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From: Douglas Gregor (doug.gregor_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-05-18 21:28:23

On May 13, 2005, at 4:53 AM, Martin Magnusson wrote:

> I am sometimes getting segmentation faults (using gcc 3.3.4 under
> Cygwin) in calls to add_vertex( g ), where g is of the following type:
> boost::adjacency_list
> < boost::setS,
> boost::vecS,
> boost::undirectedS,
> Vertex_Properties,
> Edge_Length >
> This happens when I try to merge two graphs with repeated calls to
> add_vertex (not updating edges or anything, just adding new vertices),
> and usually when the returned index from add_vertex is around
> 40000-50000, but it depends on the data. Creating a single graph with
> more than 50000 vertices in one go is not a problem.
> Does anyone have an idea of what is going on in add_vertex, and what
> could be the problem here?

That's really strange... add_vertex is essentially just a push_back on
the vector. Are you iterating over the vertices while calling
add_vertex? You mention automatic resizing below: if the resizing did
happen, it could invalidate the vertex_iterators into the graph, and
might cause a crash.

> I suspect it has something to do with the automatic resizing of the
> internal vector used to store the vertices. Is there a way to reserve
> memory in advance for this?

No "real" way, but the the "m_vertices" member of adjacency_list stores
the vector of vertices, so you could call reserve() on it. In theory,
the name could change in future releases, but it's unlikely to happen
for a very long time :)


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