bugGNU Octave - Bugs: bug #40744, assert not robust against errors...


bug #40744: assert not robust against errors and interrupts (CTRL-C)

Submitter:  Michael Goffioul <goffioul>
Submitted:  Fri 29 Nov 2013 02:35:52 AM UTC
Category:  Interpreter Severity:  3 - Normal
Priority:  5 - Normal Item Group:  Incorrect Result
Status:  Fixed Assigned to:  None
Originator Name:  Open/Closed:  * Closed
Release:  * dev Operating System:  * Any
Fixed Release:  None Planned Release:  None
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Thu 28 Dec 2017 06:30:00 PM UTC, comment #2: 

I just tried creating a large variable x, using "isequal (x,x)", and then interrupting the operation with Ctrl+C.  isequal continues to work after this so I believe this has been fixed.

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Rik <rik5>
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Fri 25 Nov 2016 10:18:49 PM UTC, comment #1: 

This is probably FIXED in Octave 4.2.0.

When I look at the code of assert.m, then I see the following happening with the variable call_depth:

  persistent call_depth = -1;


    call_depth += 1;

    call_depth -= 1;

So I think that it is not possible any more to hinder the execution of the final decrement statement.

Hartmut <hardy>
Fri 29 Nov 2013 02:35:52 AM UTC, original submission:  

The current implementation of assert.m (as of afeb233ea443) is not robust against errors and interrupts (due to CTRL-C). The persistent variable call_depth can be left at a value >= 0 if the final decrement statement is not executed, leading to non-functional assert afterwards.

Possible triggers are:
1) error during execution of assert, as in bug #40743

This should be avoided by using unwind_protect and saving/restoring the call_depth current value.

Michael Goffioul <goffioul>


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