strange error

John Meacham
Thu, 14 Nov 2002 15:48:08 -0800

unfortunatly no, the program is a network client (gale client <>) 
and I dont know what the conditions on the net were at the time so
cannot reproduce them. i have run the same program for weeks on end with
no problems in the past though.  it also uses concurrency pretty

On Thu, Nov 14, 2002 at 09:47:50AM -0000, Simon Marlow wrote:
> > sorry for the terse error report, but I was on my way out the door and
> > didn't want this to slip through. It appeared after running a rather
> > large complicated haskell program all night, the next morning it had
> > crashed with 
> > fatal error: evacuate: strange closure type 55436
> There has been one bug found in the garbage collector since 5.04.1,
> which might have caused this.  Presumably if you ran the same program
> under the same conditions it would fail in the same way (how long does
> it take to fail?).  Is there any chance you could compile up the latest
> CVS sources from the 5.04 branch and see if using that compiler helps?
> Cheers,
> 	Simon
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