Opened 12 years ago

Closed 12 years ago

Last modified 12 years ago

#919 closed defect (fixed)

"Nursery too small" errors on cygwin

Reported by: felix winkelmann Owned by: Mario Domenech Goulart
Priority: major Milestone: 4.9.0
Component: unknown Version: 4.8.x
Keywords: cygwin Cc: jcowan
Estimated difficulty:


John Cowan reports:

On Cygwin, "make check" reports several problems.  I did exactly
the same build and test on Linux (Ubuntu Lucid on the CoLinux kernel with no problems at all.  (I used 4.7.5 (rev 44c2f63)
as the boot chicken on Cygwin vs. 4.7.5 (rev 0e44970) on Linux.)

I get 23 instances of "[panic] nursery is too small - try higher setting
using the `-:s' option - execution terminated" in the Cygwin stderr log,
which I have attached.  I commented out the "set -e" in so
the whole test suite would run to completion.  There are no such panics
in the Linux stderr log.

I haven't tested exhaustively, but the first two panics result from
interpreter runs on apply-test.scm and library-test.scm.  If I add -:s2M
here and rerun csi with the same arguments, it runs much longer and then
I get the same error.

Change History (3)

comment:1 Changed 12 years ago by felix winkelmann

Cc: jcowan added
Owner: set to Mario Domenech Goulart
Status: newassigned

Here some suggestions for digging deeper:

1) remove any previous installation of chicken from the cygwin environment

2) build the rc3 tarball like this:

make PREFIX=<prefix> DEBUGBUILD=1 PLATFORM=cygwin all install

Do the checks still fail? If no, you could try upgrade your cygwin installation, perhaps this is a compiler bug. If the checks fail, are the failures exactly the same as in the original run? Select some failing test and compile it:

<prefix>/bin/csc tests/<testfile> -k -o xxx

Then start gdb:

gdb xxx
b runtime.c:1103 ("C_check_nursery_minimum()")
run -:d

What happens? If you reach the breakpoint, enter "bt 10" and show us the output.

comment:2 Changed 12 years ago by Mario Domenech Goulart

Resolution: fixed
Status: assignedclosed

Fixed by fc314560d220bf28108faa78093484e6c7d9e449 and b7d7e082c931fcf4fb0a5419112348b7fff9dd0f

comment:3 Changed 12 years ago by felix winkelmann


Milestone 4.8.0 deleted

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