[Maxima] make_writable errors with gcl-2.6.8pre

Leo Butler l.butler at ed.ac.uk
Tue May 5 15:41:55 CDT 2009

Robert Dodier robert.dodier at gmail.com
Tue Apr 21 15:49:13 CDT 2009

<On Tue, Apr 21, 2009 at 9:01 AM, Leo Butler <l.butler at ed.ac.uk>
<> I built 5.18.1 with gcl-2.6.8pre sans `batch' patch, and I had no
<> make_writable errors during `make check', too.
<> However, I have a script that behaves quite oddly with this maxima:
<> -When invoked in maxima via load("foo.mac"), the make_writable error
<> appears
<>  predictably after about 5 minutes.
<> -When the script is run from the command line via `maxima -b foo.mac'
<> the
<> script runs fine.
<Well, I wonder what's in this foo.mac ...

Robert, here is a simple example where this error pops up.


(%o1) 317*6163*10271*307627*49172195536083790769

Unrecoverable error: Pages out of range in make_writable.

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