FW: FW: zic and zoneinfo.zip

Paul Eggert eggert at CS.UCLA.EDU
Mon Sep 27 17:02:41 UTC 2010

> From: Ravindra [mailto:rsahlot at yahoo.com] 
> Sent: Monday, September 27, 2010 8:09

> More testing on this revealed that it happens only when I use tzdata
> from version "2010l" on a 64-bit platform (localtime.c compiled as
> 64-bit code). valgrind does not report the memory error if
> localtime.c is compiled as 32-bit code or if I use tzdata2007k with
> tzcode2010l.

I don't observe the problem with version 2010m on 64-bit RHEL with my GCC 4.5.1
installation.  After running the following commands:

  wget ftp://elsie.nci.nih.gov/pub/tzcode2010m.tar.gz
  wget ftp://elsie.nci.nih.gov/pub/tzdata2010m.tar.gz
  tar xf tzcode2010m.tar.gz 
  tar xf tzdata2010m.tar.gz 
  make TOPDIR=`pwd`/topdir ALL install
  TZ=`pwd`/topdir/etc/zoneinfo/America/Los_Angeles valgrind ./date

the output of the valgrind session is:

==723== Memcheck, a memory error detector
==723== Copyright (C) 2002-2009, and GNU GPL'd, by Julian Seward et al.
==723== Using Valgrind-3.5.0 and LibVEX; rerun with -h for copyright info
==723== Command: ./date
Mon Sep 27 09:57:23 PDT 2010
==723==     in use at exit: 0 bytes in 0 blocks
==723==   total heap usage: 1 allocs, 1 frees, 1,024 bytes allocated
==723== All heap blocks were freed -- no leaks are possible
==723== For counts of detected and suppressed errors, rerun with: -v
==723== ERROR SUMMARY: 0 errors from 0 contexts (suppressed: 4 from 4)

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