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Re: [C++ Patch] fix semi-random template specialization ICE


On Thu, May 03, 2012 at 03:17:23PM -0300, Alexandre Oliva wrote:
> I've recently started getting âlibstdc++-v3/include/functional:2057:63:
> internal compiler error: tree check: expected tree_vec, have error_mark
> in comp_template_args_with_info, at cp/pt.c:7038â on i686-linux-gnu,
> building libstdc++-v3/src/c++11/ -fPIC, at stage1 and on
> non-bootstrapped builds.  The problem would not occur on
> x86_64-linux-gnu with the -m32 multilib.

I suppose this is PR 53209.

Thanks for dealing with this!


> Jakub reported getting similar errors in the testsuite, but not in the
> libstdc++-v3 build.
> Bisection revealted the patch that exposed the latent error was r186948,
> but I gather it only introduced more potentially-failing specializations
> in libstdc++-v3 at spots that wouldn't trigger the bug before.
> I couldn't pinpoint the exact source of randomness that causes the build
> to fail at precisely the same point on a given machine at a certain
> stage, but not on others.  What I do know is that it occurs while
> iterating on a hash table, which, depending on how the hash is computed,
> may explain why we visit some nodes before others depending on
> environmentally-deterministic causes.
> Anyway, the problem is that, for some unsuitable candidate template
> specializations, tsubst returns error_mark_node, which tsubst_decl
> stores in argvec, and later on register_specialization gets this
> error_mark_node and tries to access it as a tree_vec.
> The trivial patch that avoids the misbehavior is returning
> error_mark_node as soon as we get that for argvec.  Bootstrapped on
> i686-pc-linux-gnu and x86_64-linux-gnu, regstrapped on the latter.
> Ok to install?

> for  gcc/cp/ChangeLog
> from  Alexandre Oliva  <>
> 	* pt.c (tsubst_decl): Bail out if argvec is error_mark_node.
> Index: gcc/cp/pt.c
> ===================================================================
> --- gcc/cp/pt.c.orig	2012-04-30 15:34:44.018432544 -0300
> +++ gcc/cp/pt.c	2012-04-30 15:34:47.988375071 -0300
> @@ -10626,6 +10626,8 @@ tsubst_decl (tree t, tree args, tsubst_f
>  		tmpl = DECL_TI_TEMPLATE (t);
>  		gen_tmpl = most_general_template (tmpl);
>  		argvec = tsubst (DECL_TI_ARGS (t), args, complain, in_decl);
> +		if (argvec == error_mark_node)
> +		  RETURN (error_mark_node);
>  		hash = hash_tmpl_and_args (gen_tmpl, argvec);
>  		spec = retrieve_specialization (gen_tmpl, argvec, hash);
>  	      }

> -- 
> Alexandre Oliva, freedom fighter
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