[lltx] endless loop

Manuel Pégourié-Gonnard mpg at elzevir.fr
Thu Feb 17 13:07:59 CET 2011

Le 17/02/2011 12:53, Khaled Hosny a écrit :
>> May I suggest that you add to the code a global counter of how many times
>> database (re-)generation was attempted and stop trying if it reaches, say 3.
>> This way, future similar bugs would not trigger an endless loop. (Interestingly
>> enough, on my Linux machine, I rapidly got a stack overflow, while on the
>> windows (virtual) box, I had to kill the process after a few minutes.)
> The loop itself was the bug, it shouldn't be looping at all (I was
> simply calling a function1 that calls function2 but function2 were in
> turn calling function1 again :) The new version already uploaded to
I understand that. I just wanted to suggest an additional safety net so that, if
another similar bug ever happens, it is catched more cleanly.


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