darwin8/-m64 make check failure

IainS developer@sandoe-acoustics.co.uk
Thu Jun 12 09:07:00 GMT 2008

On 11 Jun 2008, at 09:28, Paolo Carlini wrote:

> ... by the way, if the issue affects only darwin8 and cannot be  
> reproduced on darwin9, I have vague recollections that can well be  
> due to a bug of the darwin8 libc. In that case we should simply  
> xfail the testcase for darwin8.

I put 10.5.3 up on my ppc64 platform last night and I have some  
information for you:

1/ The test footprint (memory wise) is hugely improved on darwin9   
[all gcc checks - not just libstdc++ ]
  ... which might point to some leakage in the toolchain used on  


2/ there is something not quite right with some tests:

the following tests cause "insane" malloc requests  -m64 (which are  
flagged on darwin9 ... but not on darwin8)

PASS: 21_strings/basic_string/cons/char/1.cc execution test
PASS: 21_strings/basic_string/cons/wchar_t/1.cc execution test

PASS: 21_strings/basic_string/insert/char/1.cc execution test
PASS: 21_strings/basic_string/insert/wchar_t/1.cc execution test

PASS: 23_containers/vector/bool/modifiers/insert/31370.cc execution test

EXAMPLE syslog error: "1.exe(1937) malloc: *** mmap 
(size=4611686018427392000) failed (error code=12)
*** error: can't allocate region
*** set a breakpoint in malloc_error_break to debug"

NOTE: that all the tests are flagged as passed!

-m32 these tests do not cause any such request.

I do not know whether this is the intended behaviour ... but I  
suspect not


The secondary effect ( on darwin 8) is this:

on darwin8

-m32 malloc is limited to sizes accommodated by most people's  
machines (and avail root partition space)
-m64 does not appear to limit malloc size requests - such that they  
can exceed the resources on the machine (I'll file a RADAR with apple  
about this).

... the insane requests that these tests generate will kill real  
machines ;-)


Please check that this is ppc-specific before XFAILing it --- note  
that the tests are flagged as PASSED!



More information about the Libstdc++ mailing list