embed_api2 branch: 'make fulltest' failures

James E Keenan jkeen at verizon.net
Tue Dec 14 00:10:13 UTC 2010

Will Coleda wrote:

>>> Thanks.
> src/pbc_merge.c was missing an include. Fixed in the branch (Andrew++
> for the patch). I can now build this branch on OS X.
And earlier:

 > Program received signal EXC_BAD_ACCESS, Could not access memory.
 > Reason: KERN_INVALID_ADDRESS at address: 0x00000000015090d0
 > 0x00000001000468f4 in Parrot_block_GC_mark ()
 > (gdb) bt
 > #0  0x00000001000468f4 in Parrot_block_GC_mark ()
 > #1  0x0000000100000b19 in main ()

[Sigh of relief.]

I'm glad the error was so simple.  I recall our spate of these 
KERN_INVALID_ADDRESS errors in build reports on Darwin from 2-3 years 
back.  They're very tricky to debug, as they appear to be memory errors 
at the Mach kernel level (see 


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