subsurface crash when merging .xml files

Alessandro Volpi volpial at
Fri Feb 17 09:41:10 PST 2017

Being credited of having done something good is always a form of reward.
Receiving such a credit from Linus Torvalds is more than this. It is a

I will surely keep on testing the new builds of subsurface, since I am
interested in such a development; to be more precise I am fed up with
proprietary dive log software. I want to be free to test and buy new dive
computers, without being forced to maintain more than a single dive log.
Since I restarted my diving activity in 1998, after a 20 year pause, I have
always been relying on UWATEC devices and on proprietary UWATEC software
for logging my dives. I am now considering to switch to a computer with
better readability, such as the Shearwater Petrel 2 .
I would also like to get rid of the Windows XP Virtual Machine I am now
using for running SmartTrak.

Best regards.


On Thu, Feb 16, 2017 at 5:02 PM, Linus Torvalds <
torvalds at> wrote:

> On Thu, Feb 16, 2017 at 8:40 AM, Alessandro Volpi <volpial at>
> wrote:
> > I have reported the bug at 00:25 UTC.  You have located the bug and
> released
> > the patch at 01:10 UTC !
> >
> > I have never seen something like that in my life  ... and I am 64 years
> old
> Don't get _too_ used to it. It doesn't always work quite that well -
> and not just because the developers may end up being busy doing other
> things.
> What really helped was that you had a good report and a repeatable
> test-case that you made available so that developers could trivially
> reproduce the problem.
> The bugs are much harder to fix when they aren't that well-behaved and
> the bug reports aren't so clear. So you should take credit for making
> it easy to fix.
> And obviously it would be good if you can also verify that everything
> else looks good after the merge with the new daily build.
> And as I wrote that, I just realized that I don't even know if there
> are daily Appimage builds - they're not in the downloads/daily
> directory.  Dirk, where do you put them these days?
>             Linus
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