Re: Compilation of R under Mandrake Linux 6.1 (helios)

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Subject: Re: Compilation of R under Mandrake Linux 6.1 (helios)
From: Peter Dalgaard BSA (p.dalgaard@biostat.ku.dk)
Date: Sat 13 Nov 1999 - 02:39:00 EST


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rossini@biostat.washington.edu (A.J. Rossini) writes:

> (ob-reason for posting to R-devel:
> Has anyone ever seen the error message:
> "Abort."
> with R? Thomas hadn't either, and suggested running under
> gdb, which I hope to, late this afternoon -- it's occuring
> during a library call, in particular, the R/OMEGAHAT/CORBA
> package, Duncan :-(...).

I think that happens when the program calls abort(), which seems to
happen (potentially) two times in memory.c and thrice in saveload.c.
For the Windows version, there are three cases in regex.c.

Both cases in memory.c happen if one bumps into an object with an
invalid typeof field during garbage collection. The ones in saveload.c
all seem to be in the HDF5 code (where it would seem to be a bit of an
overkill!). The ones in regex seem to be related to inconsistencies in
the compiled regexp code. My guess would be that there's a memory
corruption going on, triggering one of the traps in memory.c.

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