[Vm-dev] For how long UUID issue will bite us? (Was: Re: [squeak-dev] Closure testers needed)

Nicolas Cellier nicolas.cellier.aka.nice at gmail.com
Sat Jul 18 18:24:10 UTC 2009

Anything to do with https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=471801 ?


2009/7/18 David T. Lewis <lewis at mail.msen.com>:
> On Sat, Jul 18, 2009 at 08:33:32AM +0200, Brent Pinkney wrote:
>> > As a workaround, how is this?
>> >
>> > UUID>>initialize
>> >     "Some unix versions crash with the UUID prim, so disable it for all of 'em"
>> >     Smalltalk platformName = 'unix'
>> >             ifTrue:[UUIDGenerator default generateBytes: self forVersion: 4]
>> >             ifFalse:[self primMakeUUID].
>> No lads, we use this in a production telco environment - lets fix it properly.
> Agreed.
> Someone (faried) has added an additional Mantis report on this problem, see
> http://bugs.squeak.org/view.php?id=7371.
> The new bug report contains some useful gdb output showing a segfault occuring
> in the actual uuid_generate() library call. The VM support code wrapping this
> call looks dead simple, so I'm hard pressed to see how that could be wrong.
> This plugin is trivial; we must be missing something obvious.
> Note, I'm not actually working on this bug, and I've never seen it happen. I'm
> just tracking it in Mantis and hoping that someone can point to a solution.
> Dave

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