<<loop>> in withMVar (reproducible, but with large test case)
|Reported by:||JohnMillikin||Owned by:||simonmar|
|Type of failure:||Incorrect result at runtime||Difficulty:|
|Test Case:||Blocked By:|
Description (last modified by igloo)
A user of one of my libraries is reporting that it fails with the message <<loop>> when compiled in GHC 7.2.1. The error is coming from withMVar, and is reproducible.
Unfortunately, the problem is *very* tricky to reproduce. Attempting to debug it (such as adding print statements, re-ordering operations, or removing unrelated code) will cause it to vanish. Therefore, the test case I have attached is a full Cabal project with build instructions. Nearly every line of code is required, and changing or removing them hides the error again.
Changes which can hide the problem:
- Altering or removing the startup messages (even the version number).
- Removing unused attributes from types.
- Removing unused error checking.
- Using _ <- char 'a' instead of void (char 'a').
- Moving a function from one module to another.
- Simplifying loops which only run over one element.
- Building it all at once with --make, and not a separate cabal-dev install step.
- Building 'Main' with -O2.
Change History (10)
Changed 3 years ago by JohnMillikin
comment:6 Changed 3 years ago by simonmar
- Milestone set to 7.4.1
- Priority changed from normal to high