Re: [Rd] core Matrix package segfaulted on R CMD check --use-gct

From: Douglas Bates <bates_at_stat.wisc.edu>
Date: Tue, 29 Mar 2011 14:17:54 -0500

On Tue, Mar 29, 2011 at 5:34 AM, Hin-Tak Leung <htl10_at_users.sourceforge.net> wrote:

> Martin Maechler wrote:

>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Douglas Bates <bates_at_stat.wisc.edu>
>>>>>>>    on Mon, 28 Mar 2011 09:24:39 -0500 writes:
>>
>>    > Can you provide the output from sessionInfo()
>>
>>    > so we can know the platform?  Also, did you configure R
>>    > with --enable-strict-barrier or set the C compilation flag
>>    > -DTESTING_WRITE_BARRIER?  I think that run-time error
>>    > message can only be thrown under those circumstances (not
>>    > that it isn't an error, it's just not checked for in other
>>    > circumstances).
>>
>> interesting.
>>
>> In the mean time, I *did* run --- for several hours! ---
>> your code example below,
>> and it did *not* segfault for me (64-bit, Linux Fedora 13).
>>
>> Martin
>
> 64-bit fedora 14. For building R svn (and checking soon-to-be-released R
> packages, rather than daily R-related work), I also have these, and indeed
> have "--enable-strict-barrier":
>
> export DEFS='-DUSE_TYPE_CHECKING_STRICT -DR_MEMORY_PROFILING' \
> ./configure --enable-memory-profiling --enable-strict-barrier
> --enable-byte-compiled-packages --with-valgrind-instrumentation=2
>

>> sessionInfo()
> R version 2.14.0 Under development (unstable) (--)
> Platform: x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu (64-bit)
>
> locale:
>  [1] LC_CTYPE=en_GB.UTF-8       LC_NUMERIC=C
>  [3] LC_TIME=en_GB.UTF-8        LC_COLLATE=en_GB.UTF-8
>  [5] LC_MONETARY=C              LC_MESSAGES=en_GB.UTF-8
>  [7] LC_PAPER=en_GB.UTF-8       LC_NAME=C
>  [9] LC_ADDRESS=C               LC_TELEPHONE=C
> [11] LC_MEASUREMENT=en_GB.UTF-8 LC_IDENTIFICATION=C
>
> attached base packages:
> [1] stats     graphics  grDevices utils     datasets  methods   base

Thanks for the information. I can replicate the problem on a Red Hat EL 5 64-bit system and will start to debug now.

>>>>>>> Douglas Bates <bates@stat.wisc.edu>
>>>>>>>    on Mon, 28 Mar 2011 09:24:39 -0500 writes:
>>
>>    > Can you provide the output from
>>    > sessionInfo()
>>
>>    > so we can know the platform?  Also, did you configure R with
>>    > --enable-strict-barrier or set the C compilation flag
>>    > -DTESTING_WRITE_BARRIER?  I think that run-time error message can
>> only
>>    > be thrown under those circumstances (not that it isn't an error, it's
>>    > just not checked for in other circumstances).
>>
>>    > On Sat, Mar 26, 2011 at 5:21 PM, Hin-Tak Leung
>> <hintak_leung_at_yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
>>    >> Current core/Recommended Matrix package (0.999375-48) has been
>> segfaulting against R 2.13-alpha/2.14-trunk for the last week or so (since
>> R-2.13 was branched, when I started trying) when "run with R CMD check
>> --use-gct":
>>    >>     >> --------------
>>    >>> pkgname <- "Matrix"
>>    >>> source(file.path(R.home("share"), "R", "examples-header.R"))
>>    >>> gctorture(TRUE)
>>    >>> options(warn = 1)
>>    >>> library('Matrix')
>>    >> Loading required package: lattice
>>    >> Error : .onLoad failed in loadNamespace() for 'Matrix', details:
>>    >>  call: fun(...)
>>    >>  error: unprotected object (0x2768b18) encountered (was REALSXP)
>>    >> Error: package/namespace load failed for 'Matrix'
>>    >> Execution halted
>>    >> ---------------
>>    >>     >> I traced to this because "R CMD check --use-gct snpStats"
>> (both 1.1.13 and 1.1.12) segfaults with the same message, and before that,
>> the snpMatrix 1.15.8.4 which includes some of David's newly written ld() (
>> which depends on Matrix.)
>>    >>     >> If the Matrix package segfaults, David's new ld() isn't
>> useable.
>>    >>     >>
>



R-devel_at_r-project.org mailing list
https://stat.ethz.ch/mailman/listinfo/r-devel Received on Tue 29 Mar 2011 - 19:23:30 GMT

Archive maintained by Robert King, hosted by the discipline of statistics at the University of Newcastle, Australia.
Archive generated by hypermail 2.2.0, at Thu 31 Mar 2011 - 03:00:39 GMT.

Mailing list information is available at https://stat.ethz.ch/mailman/listinfo/r-devel. Please read the posting guide before posting to the list.

list of date sections of archive