Ticket #1572 (closed bug: fixed)
pbc_to_exe unusable after immutable_strings merge
|Reported by:||doughera||Owned by:|
The default code generation path in tools/dev/pbc_to_exe.pir (i.e. the path not taken for gcc or msvc) can no longer process parrot-nqp.pbc. (Tested as of r45861, but probably broke as part of the immutable strings merge.) In the released version 2.3.0, I was able to run pbc_to_exe parrot-nqp.pbc in about 3 seconds. With r45861, it paniced after 35 minutes with
./pbc_to_exe parrot-nqp.pbc Failed allocation of 1064262424 bytes Parrot VM: PANIC: Out of mem! C file src/gc/alloc_memory.c, line 151 Parrot file (not available), line (not available)
Looking at the diff of pbc_to_exe.pir between 2.3.0 and r45861, it looks like there were a number of tweaks made in the generate_code_gcc branch, but analogous tweaks were not made in the default generate_code branch. To test this, a user with gcc can simply change tools/dev/pbc_to_exe.pir to call the default generate_code branch.