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Re: [Bug-gnubg] Stopping a computation

From: Louis Zulli
Subject: Re: [Bug-gnubg] Stopping a computation
Date: Mon, 2 Aug 2010 00:12:58 -0400

On Aug 1, 2010, at 11:32 PM, Timothy Y. Chow wrote:

> On Sat, 31 Jul 2010, Christian Anthon wrote:
>>> I set up a position, type "hint" to get a window with evaluations of the
>>> moves, click on a move that I want a deeper-ply evaluation of, and click
>>> (say) on the 4-ply button.  GNUBG goes into a deep think, which I cannot
>>> interrupt.
>> There is a small stop button near the lower right corner, which should
>> work in all cases. It does for me in the described scenario.
> If you mean the octagonal stop sign next to the Position ID/Match ID, it 
> does not light up red in the above scenario, and clicking on it has no 
> effect.

It works for me in my Mac OS X build from the 0730 snapshot.

> Further investigation suggests that there may be something wrong with my 
> build of gnubg.  While I obviously succeeded in getting it to compile, 
> it sometimes segfaults.  For example, if in the above scenario I try 
> clicking "Rollout" in the hint window and then I interrupt the rollout
> by clicking the button labeled "Stop" in the rollout window (not the same 
> as the octagonal stop sign mentioned above), then the rollout does stop, 
> but then gnubg segfaults.  I am able to reproduce this on demand.

No segfault here---same July 30 snapshot.

> I'm using the July 29 snapshot and have compiled it on an Intel Xeon 
> running Fedora 10.  Maybe I should try building from an older, more stable 
> snapshot?
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