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Pharo 8 crashes hard on cloning project from Github (Windows - ssh) #4519

maxbareis opened this issue Sep 8, 2019 · 2 comments


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commented Sep 8, 2019

I am not able to reopen #3461 so I created a new issue.
I still get those hard crashes without any stack or dump when trying to clone in a fresh image with ssh (but without credentials), trying to repair the pharo repository with During debug I stumbled over ExternalAddress>>unpackFromArity sending 1 to ExternalAddress(ByteArray)>>pointerAt: . This is then send to unsignedByteAt: and integerAt:size:signed which is not overrode in ExternalAddress and therefore always returns self primitiveFailed :

integerAt: byteOffset size: nBytes signed: aBoolean
	"Primitive. Return an integer of nBytes size from the receiver.
	Note: This primitive will access memory in the outer space if
	invoked from ExternalAddress."
	<primitive: 'primitiveFFIIntegerAt' module:'SqueakFFIPrims'>
	^self primitiveFailed

in Alien this is overwritten but is also sending a message where the return never could be as expected (and probably promised):

integerAt: byteOffset size: size signed: signed

	^ (ExternalAddress fromAddress: self address) integerAt: byteOffset size: size signed: signed

Unfortunately I am too far away from this code to judge the impact of change and which information should be returned by ExternalAddress, so please maybe someone else could have a look at it.

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commented Sep 8, 2019

Thanks for opening your first issue! Please check the CONTRIBUTING documents for some tips about which information should be provided. You can find information of how to do a Pull Request here:

Pharo is a dynamic reflective pure object-oriented language supporting live programming inspired by Smalltalk. - pharo-project/pharo

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commented Sep 8, 2019

Thanks a lot for the report

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