[R-pkg-devel] Package valgrind problem I can't solve: Direction?

Peter Dunn PDunn2 at usc.edu.au
Mon Nov 6 00:09:32 CET 2017

Impossible or not… it just happened (unless I am being really stupid, which is entirely possible, indeed probable).  I confirmed again this morning: After rebuilding (R CMD build) and checking (R CMD check) without any errors, I used rhub and the command line again:

Running valgrind at the command line, I get this error:

==5097== Conditional jump or move depends on uninitialised value(s)
==5097==    at 0x1118F61FB: smallp_ (in /Users/pdunn2/Library/R/3.4/library/tweedie/libs/tweedie.so)

…when I am here:

$ pwd

In rhub:



── 0 errors ✔ | 0 warnings ✔ | 0 notes ✔
─  Done with R CMD check
─  Saving artifacts

…when I am here:

> getwd()
[1] "/Users/pdunn2/Documents/Research/Rpackages/tweedie/tweedie-debug/CRAN-update"

I will take this to mean that there really is no problem… and put this down to things I don’t understand and “experience”.

Thanks for everyone’s help.


From: Iñaki Úcar <i.ucar86 at gmail.com>
Date: Friday, 3 November 2017 at 7:45 pm
To: Peter Dunn <PDunn2 at usc.edu.au>
Cc: "r-package-devel at r-project.org" <r-package-devel at r-project.org>
Subject: Re: [R-pkg-devel] Package valgrind problem I can't solve: Direction?

2017-11-03 6:01 GMT+01:00 Peter Dunn <PDunn2 at usc.edu.au>:
> Iñaki and all
> Well, thanks for pointers to rhub. Wonderful. Moving things to github, but
> have to go home now…
> So, when I download CRAN code, initialise w and lambda (which workled for
> Iñaki), and run
> rhub::check_with_valgrind()
> on the code, I get no errors
> (https://builder.r-hub.io/status/tweedie_2.2.5.tar.gz-c8873979fcf84b4f8a0a4d5a47175f63).
> But running
> R -d "valgrind --tool=memcheck --leak-check=full --track-origins=yes"
> --vanilla < tweedie-Ex.R
> from the command line *still* gives me errors about “Conditional jump or
> move depends on uninitialised value(s)” in the subroutine smallp”.

That's impossible. Did you rebuild and reinstall the package after
making those changes?


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