[Numpy-discussion] crash in multiarray

Robert Kern robert.kern@gmail....
Fri Jun 17 15:39:21 CDT 2011

On Fri, Jun 17, 2011 at 15:18, Benjamin Root <ben.root@ou.edu> wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 17, 2011 at 3:07 PM, Robert Kern <robert.kern@gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Fri, Jun 17, 2011 at 15:03, Benjamin Root <ben.root@ou.edu> wrote:
>> > Using the master branch, I was running the scipy tests when a crash
>> > occurred.  I believe the crash originates within numpy.  The tests for
>> > numpy
>> > do pass on my machine (F15, x86_64, python 2.7).  Below is the
>> > backtrace:
>> Please run "scipy.test(verbose=2)" in order to determine what test is
>> triggering the crash.
>> Even better, if you can install faulthandler and run the tests under
>> that, you can give us a full Python traceback where the segfault
>> occurs.
>>  http://pypi.python.org/pypi/faulthandler
> Cool module.  Ok, looks like the failure is triggered here:
> File
> "/home/bvr/Programs/scipy/scipy/sparse/linalg/eigen/arpack/tests/test_arpack.py",
> line 378 in test_ticket_1459_arpack_crash

Well, if it's testing that it crashes, test passed!

Here is the referenced ticket and the relevant commits:


Robert Kern

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