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|0005772||OCaml||runtime system and C interface||public||2012-10-04 11:31||2015-12-11 19:08|
|Platform||OS||MAC OS X||OS Version||10.6.8|
|Target Version||Fixed in Version||4.00.2+dev|
|Summary||0005772: Bug in marshaling of recursive functions|
|Description||After declaring with two recursive functions (and a few other functions), marshaling fails with the error:|
Fatal error: exception Invalid_argument("output_value: abstract value (outside heap)"). It does not fail if we change the order of declaration of the two recursive functions.
|Steps To Reproduce||Compile the file with ocamlc or ocamlopt and run it.|
|Additional Information||The module is declared by:|
module P = struct
let rec test_one q x = x > 3
and test_list q = List.for_all (test_one q) q
let g () = ()
let f q =
if test_list q then
Marshalling f fails. The weird thing is that it does not fail if we change the order of declarations of the recursive functions. It also does not fail if we remove the call to g in f. Marshalling test_list works.
The bug happens with bytecode and native code. It does not happen in OCaml 3.12.1 .
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|Attached Files|| test.ml [^] (232 bytes) 2012-10-04 11:31 [Show Content]
patch [^] (489 bytes) 2012-10-04 20:51 [Show Content]
marshal_test.patch [^] (1,826 bytes) 2012-10-05 00:02 [Show Content]
Not-so-surprisingly, I have bisected back the bug to the following two commits:
PR#5318: Reverting last un-marshaler changes, to rework the control flow of mainloop and provide better solution for eliminating recursion
PR#5318: Non-recursive version of extern_rec and intern_rec, to allow marshaling and un-marshaling of deeper data structures
|I submitted a patch that fixes it !|
|Indeed I can confirm that Jacques-Henri's patch fixes the issue. I have uploaded ccpasteur's initial example as patch to modify the existing "lib-marshal" testsuite, that makes apparent the issue and its solution, while allowing to check that the fix didn't break any of the lib-marshal tests.|
Gabriel: To be honest and at the same time precise, the commits you pointed out are not a full story;) To my satisfaction.
Jacques-Henri: Thanks for the patch. I'll review the patch once more tomorrow and apply if it's correct.
Personally, I think that your patch should be included in the current patch release. (if proven correct).
Indeed, I did not intend to mean that the patch were bad, just that a "git bisect" showed that the error appeared precisely there. I did review the first one at the time (obviously I missed this problem), and I think they're kind of cool -- defunctionalization in the real world!
Regarding the current patch release, Damien will decide (because that would be work for him in the end), but indeed I think that would be a good idea.
Yes, Jacques-Henri's patch looks right to me. Will see what our almighty release manager thinks about inclusion in 4.01.
As to blaming, I probably share some of the guilt for missing this issue while reviewing the new marshaler implementation.
Applied the patches by jacques-henri.jourdan and gasche, in 4.00 bugfix branch (commit 12991) and in trunk (commit 12992).
|2012-10-04 11:31||ccpasteur||New Issue|
|2012-10-04 11:31||ccpasteur||File Added: test.ml|
|2012-10-04 14:38||gasche||Note Added: 0008197|
|2012-10-04 20:51||jacques-henri.jourdan||File Added: patch|
|2012-10-04 20:54||jacques-henri.jourdan||Note Added: 0008200|
|2012-10-04 20:54||jacques-henri.jourdan||Note Added: 0008201|
|2012-10-04 20:54||jacques-henri.jourdan||Note Deleted: 0008200|
|2012-10-04 23:56||gasche||File Added: marshal_test.patch|
|2012-10-04 23:58||gasche||Note Added: 0008202|
|2012-10-04 23:59||gasche||Status||new => confirmed|
|2012-10-05 00:00||gasche||File Deleted: marshal_test.patch|
|2012-10-05 00:02||gasche||File Added: marshal_test.patch|
|2012-10-05 04:56||meyer||Note Added: 0008204|
|2012-10-05 07:34||gasche||Note Added: 0008206|
|2012-10-05 09:27||xleroy||Note Added: 0008208|
|2012-10-05 18:05||xleroy||Note Added: 0008210|
|2012-10-05 18:05||xleroy||Status||confirmed => resolved|
|2012-10-05 18:05||xleroy||Resolution||open => fixed|
|2012-10-05 18:05||xleroy||Fixed in Version||=> 4.00.2+dev|
|2015-12-11 19:08||xleroy||Status||resolved => closed|
|2017-02-23 16:43||doligez||Category||OCaml runtime system => runtime system|
|2017-03-03 17:45||doligez||Category||runtime system => runtime system and C interface|
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