[Pkg-haskell-maintainers] Bug#650808: frown: OOM on compiling any remotely valid grammer

Helmut Grohne helmut at subdivi.de
Sat Dec 3 11:41:50 UTC 2011

Package: frown
Version: 0.6.1-11
Severity: grave
Justification: renders package unusable

I noticed that frown would no longer translate my projects, because it
would eat too much memory. So I tried to come up with smaller grammers.
I arrived at

$ cat test.lg
> %{
> }&

Now this didn't eat any less memory, but maybe 1G is too little.
Thankfully Tolimar volunteered to test this with 8G and suprisingly it
ate those 8G as well. I can only conclude that frown is no longer able
to compile any grammer in any reasonable amount of memory. This renders
the package unusable for any normal user.


-- System Information:
Debian Release: wheezy/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Versions of packages frown depends on:
ii  libc6     2.13-21       
ii  libffi5   3.0.10-3      
ii  libgmp10  2:5.0.2+dfsg-2

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