[sword-devel] osis2mod bug - PLEASE HELP

DM Smith dmsmith at crosswire.org
Fri Mar 2 06:09:14 MST 2012

From memory -s 4 perhaps?

Cent from my fone so theer mite be tipos. ;)

On Mar 2, 2012, at 8:02 AM, Brian J Dumont <brian.j.dumont at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi all,
> I've struggled with large commentaries before.  It always seemed that once commentary sections get too big, then random sections of text start disappearing.
> I'm currently almost done repackaging a part of the EarlyFathers module to be the homilies of John Chrysostom in commentary form.  Thing is, his homilies are long and I'm hitting the same problems again.  Previously, I've been able to split sections between verses to awkwardly get things to work.  This time I can't; some of these large homilies are on a single verse, and have another homily on the next.
> So this time I've had no choice but to give up or to buckle down and get something that the developers can really bite into.  I've created an example OSIS module.  One section: Matt.1.1.  No special characters, no footnotes, no headers, almost no markup at all really.
> I'm not compiling it into a compressed format.  My command/output is:
> [bjdasc at ascpc5] osis2mod mod debug.osis.xml
> You are running osis2mod: $Rev: 2671 $
> SUCCESS: osis2mod: has finished its work and will now rest
> I can't always predict *exactly* at what size it will fail (it seems to depend on things like number of paragraph markers, etc).  But it always fails when the section gets to be roughly 64,000 - 65,000 characters.  This is a pretty suspicious number, being just below 2^16.  I assume that I can't exactly predict the size because there's some overhead, some amount for paragraph markers, header, etc.
> The attached example file fails (I've also included the conf file that I'm using to make life easier for any developer that wishes to look at this).  The output is drastically shorter than the input.  Please delete one character from the text in Matt.1.1.  It all works nicely.
> This is not a front end problem.  I can reproduce the problem in either Xiphos or diatheke.  My diatheke command has been:
> diatheke -b Chrysostom  -k "Mt 1:1"
> But you can even see when it has failed by the size of the "nt" file created by osis2mod.  This osis file, as attached, creates an nt file that is 70 bytes.  Delete one character and it goes up to 65607 bytes.  Note that 70 bytes + 2^16 bytes = 65606 bytes.
> PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE ... I beg you ... I'm stuck without a fix to this ... it seems like it's an array size limit or a compiler size limit for some data type or something like that.  If you need some legwork, then let me know; I'll do it.
> Thanks in advance,
> Brian
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> <debug.osis.xml>
> <chrysostom.conf>
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