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From: Lex Stein <stein@e...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] perplexing marshaling exception

Hello, I've replicated this mysterious behaviour in a small, simple
example. Interestingly, the problem pops up for values with Custom_tag,
but not for unboxed, String_tag, or whatever bools are:

spruce:/home/lair/stein/th/db_test(215) cat foo1.ml

let test _ =
        let k = Nativeint.zero in
        let s = Marshal.to_string k [] in
        let s1 = Marshal.from_string s 0 in
        ();;

let _ = Callback.register "c_test" test;;

spruce:/home/lair/stein/th/db_test(216) cat doc1.c

#include <stdio.h>
#include <assert.h>
#include <caml/callback.h>

int main (int argc, char **argv) {

        static value * clos;

        caml_startup (argv);
        clos = caml_named_value ("c_test");
        assert (clos != NULL);

        callback (*clos, Val_unit);

        return (0);

}
spruce:/home/lair/stein/th/db_test(217) make doc1
ocamlc -g -custom -output-obj -I /home/lair/stein/th/ocamlbdb/ -o
foo1_caml.o foo1.cmo
foo1_caml.c: In function `caml_startup':
foo1_caml.c:1082: warning: implicit declaration of function
`caml_startup_code'
gcc -g -DDEBUG    -o doc1 doc1.o foo1_caml.o \
        -L/usr/local/lib/ocaml/ -lcamlrun -lm -ldl -lstr
spruce:/home/lair/stein/th/db_test(218) ./doc1
Fatal error: exception Failure("input_value: unknown custom block
identifier")
(Program not linked with -g, cannot print stack backtrace)

Now change the line "let k = Nativeint.zero in" in foo1.ml to
"let k = 0 in" and redo those steps. No exception will be raised.

The marshaling documentation says that marshal can handle interesting,
boxed types like Nativeints, Int32s, and Int64s. What am I doing wrong
here?

Thanks
Lex

On Thu, 29 May 2003, Lex Stein wrote:

>
> Hello, I'm having a curious and perplexing problem with unmarshaling
> (Marshal module).
>
> I have two executables that differ in that one is built from a C main
> routine that calls into Caml closures via callback() and a second that is
> built from code that makes these same calls from Caml directly. Both of
> these programs call Caml routines that read/write records to Berkeley-DB
> (BDB) via a homegrown Caml interface to the BDB C library. Here's a
> diagram:
>
> 1: main program (C) | DB read/write (Caml) | BDB (C)
> 2: DB read/write (Caml) | BDB (C)
>
> In 1, the main program does very little that's interesting. The only
> values that it passes to its callbacks are copy_string()'ed pathnames
> representing the location of the database. In 2, these same strings are
> arguments to Caml source code calls to the same Caml routines that the C
> code calls in case 1.
>
> However, I get an error when I call from C (case 1) that I don't get in
> case 2.
>
> In case 1, in the DB read/write Caml code, when I try to unmarshal a
> string retrieved from BDB, I get:
>
> Fatal error: exception Failure("input_value: unknown custom block identifier")
> (Program not linked with -g, cannot print stack backtrace)
>
> In case 2, when I try to do this, I get no such error. (Also of interest
> is the claim that the program was not linked with -g. This just isn't
> true. However, this isn't my main concern).
>
> Any idea what's going on here? Why unmarshal is failing when I have a C
> main program?
>
> Much appreciated!
>
> Lex
>
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