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RE: [Gcl-devel] New random tester failures

From: Mike Thomas
Subject: RE: [Gcl-devel] New random tester failures
Date: Tue, 30 Nov 2004 09:57:18 +1000

Hi Camm.

You wrote to Paul:

| Interesting -- I had thought we'd hit gcl memory limits far before
| gcc.

after he wrote:

| > I'm seeing something odd in gcl's compiler.  It's producing C
| > files that are causing the C compiler to use very large amounts
| > of memory (> 800 MB in some cases), causing my machine to thrash.
| > I'll send you an example of such a C file in the next message
| > (it's 1.7 MB, so I will gzip it first; I don't have the associated
| > lisp.)
| >
| > The file contains a function with a huge tree of nested conditional
| > expressions.  This must be what is causing the compiler to take
| > so long.

On a related note, On Windows I have random tester failures for (10,000 8)
because the GNU assembler (from memory - this was a few months ago) crashes
on the large files generated.


Mike Thomas.

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