[Rd] Side-effects of require() vs library() on x86_64 aka amd64

Dirk Eddelbuettel edd at debian.org
Sat Jan 31 16:34:25 CET 2009

Hi Seth,

Thanks for the follow-up.

On 31 January 2009 at 06:59, Seth Falcon wrote:
| * On 2009-01-30 at 22:38 -0600 Dirk Eddelbuettel wrote:
| > Turns out, as so often, that there was a regular bug lurking which is now
| > fixed in RDieHarder 0.1.1.  But I still would like to understand exactly what
| > is different so that --slave was able to trigger it when --vanilla,
| > --no-save, ... did not.  
| > 
| > [ The library() vs require() issue may have been a red herring. ]
| Without telling us any details about the nature of the bug you found,
| it is difficult to speculate.  If the bug was in your C code and
| memory related, it could simply be that the two different run paths
| resulted in different allocation patterns, one of which triggered the
| bug.

Yes yes and yes :)  It was in C, and it was memory related and it dealt
getting results out of the library to which the package interfaces. 

But short of looking at the source, is there any documentation on what
--slave does differently?


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