[Haskell-cafe] Two GET HTTP requests

Chris Eidhof chris at eidhof.nl
Mon Feb 8 04:32:05 EST 2010

On 7 feb 2010, at 19:52, Lars Viklund wrote:

> On Sun, Feb 07, 2010 at 05:12:23PM +0000, Ben Millwood wrote:
>>> This failed with just the text "Bus error". I searched the HTTPBis git repository, but couldn't find the text "Bus error". I don't have a clue of how to fix this.
>> "Bus error" is a message generated by the operating system. On OS X,
>> it can mean a null dereference, which is very unusual.
> You did not mention whether the machine running your OS X was a PowerPC
> or an "Intel" machine.
> On non-x86 platforms, a bus error is usually caused by misaligned memory
> accesses. Unlike the x86 which silently and expensively fixes any
> misaligned accesses, sane processors kick and scream, resulting in a bus
> error.
> Such things tend to happen quite often when development of a software
> mainly takes place on x86 family chips, and are revealed when some poor
> soul on an UltraSparcIII tries to run them.

I'm on X86, Snow Leopard. I'm running GHC 6.10.2.


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