[Python-Dev] Before 2.5 - More signed integer overflows

Tim Peters tim.peters at gmail.com
Mon Sep 18 17:27:00 CEST 2006

[Neal Norwitz]
>> I'm getting a crash when running test_builtin and test_calendar (at
>> least) with gcc 4.1.1 on amd64.  It's happening in pymalloc, though I
>> don't know what the cause is.  I thought I tested with gcc 4.1 before,
>> but probably would have been in debug mode.

Neil, in context it was unclear whether you were using trapv at the
time.  Were you?

[Martin v. Löwis]
> Can't really check right now, but it might be that this is just the
> limitation that a debug obmalloc doesn't work on 64-bit systems.
> There is a header at each block with a fixed size of 4 bytes, even
> though it should be 8 bytes on 64-bit systems. This header is there
> only in a debug build.

Funny then how all the 64-bit buildbots manage to pass running debug builds ;-)

As of revs 46637 + 46638 (3-4 months ago), debug-build obmalloc uses
sizeof(size_t) bytes for each of its header and trailer debugging

Before then, the debug-build obmalloc was "safe" in this respect:  if
it /needed/ to store more than 4 bytes in a debug bookkeeping field,
it assert-failed in a debug build.  That would happen if and only if a
call to malloc/realloc requested >= 2**32 bytes, so was never provoked
by Python's test suite.  As of rev 46638, that limitation should have
gone away.

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