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Re: [Gcl-devel] gmp patch question

From: Camm Maguire
Subject: Re: [Gcl-devel] gmp patch question
Date: 03 Jan 2003 16:59:07 -0500

Greetings!  There is no reliable way to trigger this, to my
understanding, as it arises from the possibility of the garbage
collector moving gmp memory before gmp is done with it.  Vadim had
posted some bignum test code quite a while ago which usually revealed
the problem, or at least one closely related.  He used a 64k page
image.  Subsequent gmp work, which primarily consisted in finishing
Dr. Schelter's pattern of gmp integration, fixed the problem.  But in
general, we still need to do a careful examination of the used gmp
code paths vis a vis the gc someday.  You should be able to find the
sample code in the archives, or by asking Vadim, or by asking me if
that fails, as I may have kept a copy comewhere.

Take care,

Peter Wood <address@hidden> writes:

> Hi,
> I'm linking with the system's dynamic gmp, and I'd be interested in
> knowing how to trigger the bug which necessitates gmp.patch (the
> gbc/mul_n patch).
> TIA,
> Regards,
> Peter
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Camm Maguire                                            address@hidden
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