[gambit-list] Medium-to-high-prio, would appreciate a hand resolving this completely reproducible pita bug: SIGSEGV on every ordinary termination (, q (exit) etc.) on Gambit-current on OpenBSD-current w at least g++ 4.7.2 & 4.6.3

Mikael mikael.rcv at gmail.com
Thu Jan 3 15:21:15 EST 2013

Hi Marc,

Thank you so much for having a look.

2013/1/3 Marc Feeley <feeley at iro.umontreal.ca>

> I can't reproduce this bug with OpenBSD 5.2 and the g++ 4.2.1 which comes
> with it.  My guess is that the problem is related to a bug in the versions
> of g++ you have used.  Can you install an older g++ and see if that solves
> the problem?  Can you also try to compile using gcc (i.e. don't use
> --enable-cplusplus)?

Aha funny.

Just for reference, in the test you made, was the OS compiled for the AMD64

I did not use 5.2 but "current" a.k.a. "snapshot" for AMD64, as found on
http://www.mirrorservice.org/pub/OpenBSD/snapshots/amd64/ . Except for
regarding exiting Gambit, this version of the system has shown to perfectly
stable in every way I checked, so this is why I was so surprised to see any
issue about Gambit's execution on it.

And right, I tried with G++ 4.7.2 and 4.6.3. On your 5.2 installation,
installing this would look something like:

pkg_add g++-4.6.3p6

(or just pkg_add

rm /usr/bin/g++
ln -s /usr/local/bin/eg++ /usr/bin/g++

I believe I did not try 4.2.1 til now because ./configure warned me that
that GCC version is broken or slow or something.

> > But if so, why is not an uncaught exception error printed at gsc
> termination on every platform (which is g++'s default behavior)???
> No, the runtime system should catch this exception in the ___BEGIN_TRY /
> ___END_TRY macros which are called in lib/setup.c (in only 2 places, so it
> should be easy to verify that the exception is actually caught by adding
> some printfs in the code).

Right, so that's really funny.

Quite soon I'll try compiling Gambit on the 5.2 and maybe snapshot
with different versions of both GCC and G++ including 4.2.1, and report the
results here.

Best regards,
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