Error messages 3.0.6pre1
Mac User FR
macuserfr at free.fr
Wed Jul 22 00:52:29 MDT 2009
This is a malloc (memory allocation) error.
It shows that a non-aligned pointer (pointer that doesn't start on an
address multiple of 4 in a 32-bit machine) is being freed. As pointers
must always be aligned, this indicates an error and the function
free() doesn't know how to deal with it. But even if it doesn't
release the memory at all, there are big chances that rsync ends up
the execution normally. The only issue is a possible memory leak that
is normally stopped when rsync exit.
I didn't look nor am aware of the rsync code, but I guess this could
be an issue of 32-bit pointer on a 64-bit machine.
Le 21 juil. 09 à 21:32, Warren Oates a écrit :
> On Mon, Jul 20, 2009 at 4:20 AM, Mark Cohen<markcohen at mac.com> wrote:
>> I too have the same issue (reported by Warren) - in that 3.06
>> backups appear
>> valid, but the terminal shows the following errors:
>> rsync(18819) malloc: *** error for object 0xf305c: Non-aligned
>> pointer being
>> *** set a breakpoint in malloc_error_break to debug
>> I'm looking for confirmation that these are simply anomalies, and
>> indeed are
>> not cause for concern.
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> I have a draft email almost ready for the list about this. I have a
> feeling it has to do with the latest version of the Xcode tools in
> 10.5.7 (DevToolsCore-1148.0) which provides gcc version 4.0.1 build
> 5490. My wife's MacBook is DevToolsCore-921.0 with build 5465 of the
> same gcc, and I don't think the error occurs when I use rsync "the
> other way.". I'm not sure of this, because I've been a bit busy to do
> more testing, which is why my email is still in "draft". At any rate,
> the error only _seems_ to have started when I updated Xcode.
> If you Google for that error, some interesting discussions pop up.
> W. Oates
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