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Jay-93

It failed again without the time/tee. Time to try with -disable-bootstrap, and if it still failed, reboot, and...




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> Subject: flex: exec failed?
> Date: Wed, 16 Jul 2008 18:53:23 +0000
>
>
> anyone familiar with this:
>
> flex: fatal internal error, exec failed
> flex: error writing output file lex.yy.c
>
> It comes while configuring gmp, in a merged ("Cygnus") gcc tree.
> I've been able to build this several times, various configurations.
> (various host/target and options, mostly build=cygwin, but
> on some other systems too, unrelated..)
>
> What I am doing differently this time is two things.
>
> 1) I'm no longer -disable-bootstrap.
>
> I am running under a wrapper .py file.
> (It goes through multiple configurations.)
> That isn't changed, but:
>
> 2) previously:
> ./build.py
> now:
> time (sh -c "./build.py | tee 1.log")
> or
> time (./build.py | tee 1.log)
>
> I have tried both.
>
> config.log nearby:
>
> configure:32814: checking for flex
> configure:32840: result: flex
> configure:32853: checking for yywrap in -lfl
> configure:32883: gcc -o conftest.exe -g -fkeep-inline-functions -DNO_ASM conftest.c -lfl>&5
> configure:32889: $? = 0
> configure:32893: test -z
> || test ! -s conftest.err
> configure:32896: $? = 0
> configure:32899: test -s conftest.exe
> configure:32902: $? = 0
> configure:32915: result: yes
> configure:32993: checking lex output file root
> configure:33004: flex conftest.l
> flex: fatal internal error, exec failed
> flex: error writing output file lex.yy.c
> configure:33007: $? = 1
> configure:33014: error: cannot find output from flex; giving up
>
>
> shell code nearby (configure):
>
>
> if test "x$LEX" != "x:"; then
> echo "$as_me:$LINENO: checking lex output file root">&5
> echo $ECHO_N "checking lex output file root... $ECHO_C">&6
> if test "${ac_cv_prog_lex_root+set}" = set; then
> echo $ECHO_N "(cached) $ECHO_C">&6
> else
> # The minimal lex program is just a single line: %%. But some broken lexes
> # (Solaris, I think it was) want two %% lines, so accommodate them.
> cat>conftest.l <&5
> (eval $LEX conftest.l) 2>&5
> ac_status=$?
> echo "$as_me:$LINENO: \$? = $ac_status">&5
> (exit $ac_status); }
> if test -f lex.yy.c; then
> ac_cv_prog_lex_root=lex.yy
> elif test -f lexyy.c; then
> ac_cv_prog_lex_root=lexyy
> else
> { { echo "$as_me:$LINENO: error: cannot find output from $LEX; giving up">&5
> echo "$as_me: error: cannot find output from $LEX; giving up">&2;}
> { (exit 1); exit 1; }; }
> fi
> fi
>
>
> flex code nearby:
>
>
> /** Fork and exec entire filter chain.
> * @param chain The head of the chain.
> * @return true on success.
> */
> bool filter_apply_chain (struct filter * chain)
> {
> int pid, pipes[2];
>
> /* Tricky recursion, since we want to begin the chain
> * at the END. Why? Because we need all the forked processes
> * to be children of the main flex process.
> */
> if (chain)
> filter_apply_chain (chain->next);
> else
> return true;
>
> /* Now we are the right-most unprocessed link in the chain.
> */
>
> fflush (stdout);
> fflush (stderr);
>
> if (pipe (pipes) == -1)
> flexerror (_("pipe failed"));
>
> if ((pid = fork ()) == -1)
> flexerror (_("fork failed"));
>
> if (pid == 0) {
> /* child */
>
> /* We need stdin (the FILE* stdin) to connect to this new pipe.
> * There is no portable way to set stdin to a new file descriptor,
> * as stdin is not an lvalue on some systems (BSD).
> * So we dup the new pipe onto the stdin descriptor and use a no-op fseek
> * to sync the stream. This is a Hail Mary situation. It seems to work.
> */
> close (pipes[1]);
> if (dup2 (pipes[0], fileno (stdin)) == -1)
> flexfatal (_("dup2(pipes[0],0)"));
> close (pipes[0]);
> fseek (stdin, 0, SEEK_CUR);
>
> /* run as a filter, either internally or by exec */
> if (chain->filter_func) {
> int r;
>
> if ((r = chain->filter_func (chain)) == -1)
> flexfatal (_("filter_func failed"));
> exit (0);
> }
> else {
> execvp (chain->argv[0],
> (char **const) (chain->argv));
> flexfatal (_("exec failed"));
> }
>
> exit (1);
> }
>
> /* Parent */
> close (pipes[0]);
> if (dup2 (pipes[1], fileno (stdout)) == -1)
> flexfatal (_("dup2(pipes[1],1)"));
> close (pipes[1]);
> fseek (stdout, 0, SEEK_CUR);
>
> return true;
> }
>
>
> It seems like a gratuitous use of fork/exec in Flex but oh well, I guess
> that's old fashioned inefficient fairly portable multi-threading.
>
>
> This is on Windows XP on AMD64 ("XP" == "2003").
>
>
> I tried deleting flex, like maybe it is optional, like how m4/autoconf are.
> I think the configure script still ran it, and it failed.
>
> I have Cygwin installed to root, so that I can use all the same paths between
> Cygwin and Windows, without requiring symlinks. This is otherwise, *a lot*,
> working fine.
>
> (In particular, I used to symlink Cygwin /obj to Windows \obj and that mostly
> works, but symlinks seem to cause grief in various places, such as
> if using Cygwin Python. I know this is frowned upon, but really it is proving
> convenient. No need to escape backslashes, no need to ever use cygpath,
> as long as I use one drive, as long as Win32 code doesn't demand full paths,
> as long as I don't use symlinks too much, etc. very reasonable restrictions)
>
>
> I'll try to narrow it down and investigate more later myself.
> Like, currently I'm running the toplevel gcc configure.
> I'll have to try just gmp. Get it small enough and then strace and maybe gdb.
> For my current run I'll just remove the time/tee.
>
>
> - Jay

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