Is the ASan Nightly Project useful?

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Post Posted January 5th, 2019, 2:23 pm

Is the ASan Nightly Project finding any bugs? ... ly_Project

I'm currently running the ASan Nightly. I'm getting a new computer and I'm wondering whether I should consider that memory use when I plan the computer or whether I should drop out of the program.

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Post Posted January 5th, 2019, 7:59 pm

Interesting. Cost benefit analysis for individual users like us is probably better left to the individual especially regarding your own personal computer.

That being said, this program sounds promising especially if enough users participate in it. It does say that you can share your profile with normal nightly (just not at the same time). So potentially, if you're not using your computer for anything else except browsing or watching video's using the browser etc, it could be justified to use the ASan Nightly. You could always go back to the normal nightly with the same profile if you have other considerations later.

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Post Posted January 6th, 2019, 3:16 am

any debugging build needs more memory than a regular build. i dont see any benefit for regular users using a nightly nor using a debugger nightly like asan. the timeline and issues with nightlies you can read here: viewforum.php?f=23

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