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Re: Assertion in sort.c

From: Ben Pfaff
Subject: Re: Assertion in sort.c
Date: Mon, 17 Jan 2005 10:41:16 -0800
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John Darrington <address@hidden> writes:

> On Sun, Jan 16, 2005 at 06:20:15PM -0800, Ben Pfaff wrote:
>      That's okay.  The casefile code doesn't always initialize the
>      entire buffer it writes to disk, but in that case it ignores
>      those bytes when it reads them back from disk.  It's generally
>      due to padding bytes between string variables added for alignment
>      reasons, and you can happily ignore it.
> Right thanks for the explanation.
> Would it be a good idea to initialise all the bytes anyway so that
> we can easily see any real problems that valgrind might uncover, or
> would that cause too much overhead?  

I'll think about it.
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 the writer must first become one with it,
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