[cctbxbb] Boost broken on mac?

richard.gildea at diamond.ac.uk richard.gildea at diamond.ac.uk
Wed Apr 6 09:31:35 PDT 2016

Removing only the -ffast-math flag (i.e. running with -O3 flag) does the trick - the tests that were previously failing now pass. I propose to remove this flag for the mac branch of the libtbx/SConscript, then at least we will have working mac builds again.



> On 6 Apr 2016, at 17:16, richard.gildea at diamond.ac.uk wrote:
> I have just tried the following:
> -o2: still fails
> -o2, remove -ffast-math flag: success!
> I will now try -o3 combined with removal of -ffast-math flag.
> Do you happen to know what clang/llvm version was used with the previous version of XCode (perhaps someone who has yet to update to XCode could tell us)?
> $ clang --version
> Apple LLVM version 7.3.0 (clang-703.0.29)
> Target: x86_64-apple-darwin15.3.0
> Thread model: posix
> InstalledDir: /Applications/Xcode.app/Contents/Developer/Toolchains/XcodeDefault.xctoolchain/usr/bin
> Cheers,
> Richard
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>> I don't think this has anything to do with boost (as Markus initially thought). This smells like over-aggressive compiler optimization after the xcode 7.3 update, I am just testing recompilation with -O2 instead of -O3 optimization.
> It is indeed likely a bug in clang/llvm, which is be triggered by a particular stack of function calls. But at least, we know the said bug is not triggered when using Boost 1.56. If I had a bit of courage, I would try the trunk of clang/llvm, and then perhaps bisect to find where the problem came from.
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