On Tue, Jun 10, 2008 at 9:04 AM, Jean-Paul Calderone firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
exarkun@charm:~$ ~/Projects/python/trunk/python Python 2.6a3+ (trunk:63964, Jun 5 2008, 16:49:12) [GCC 4.0.3 (Ubuntu 4.0.3-1ubuntu5)] on linux2 Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
import struct struct.pack("357913941c", 'a')
Segmentation fault exarkun@charm:~$
The unit test for exactly this case was deleted in r60892. I would like to suggest that just deleting unit tests isn't a very good idea.
That deletion was apparently in the release25-maint branch where this bug has been fixed in order to avoid the test case from allocating 8gb on 64bit hosts where it wouldn't need to raise a MemoryError ( http://bugs.python.org/issue2137). However it looks like it was never committed to trunk. (release25-maint r60793 has a lot of fixes)
I'm looking into merging the fixes into trunk.
Martin, since you committed 60793 in Feb, any others like this that need merging from release25-maint to trunk off the top of your head?