[SciPy-dev] Segmentation fault triggered by optimize/lbfgsb.py
schofield at ftw.at
Tue Oct 25 12:31:33 CDT 2005
The code in optimize/lbfgsb.py raises an exception and then dumps core:
Traceback (most recent call last):
line 182, in fmin_l_bfgs_b
ValueError: string_from_pyobj failed in converting 14th argument `csave'
of _lbfgsb.setulb to C string
Segmentation fault (core dumped)
What is interesting is that I can get a segfault with the same backtrace
even *before* the call to the Fortran function, just by executing some
of the statements up to line 182 and exiting the python interpreter with
^D, implying that the interpreter is no longer in a stable state.
# scipy.base.__version__ gives '0.4.3.1343'
>>> import scipy
>>> task = scipy.zeros((60,), scipy.Character)
>>> task[:] = 'blah'
Here's a backtrace from gdb:
#0 0x080de87d in Py_GetPath ()
#1 0x08087860 in PyTuple_Pack ()
#2 0x080df0c0 in _PyObject_GC_Track ()
#3 0x080df897 in PyGC_Collect ()
#4 0x080d88f9 in Py_Finalize ()
#5 0x080556f0 in Py_Main ()
#6 0x4938dea2 in __libc_start_main () from /lib/tls/i686/cmov/libc.so.6
#7 0x08054f21 in _start ()
Anyone want to take the baton? ;)
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