Opened 9 months ago

Closed 9 months ago

Last modified 9 months ago

#13478 closed Bugs (fixed)

multi_index_container serialization of non copyable types

Reported by: Sébastien Paris <…> Owned by: Joaquín M López Muñoz
Milestone: To Be Determined Component: multi_index
Version: Boost 1.66.0 Severity: Problem
Keywords: serialization non-copyable Cc:


A multi_index container holding non-copyable types fails to serialize because of delayed insertion through std::pair<node_type*,bool> insert_(const Value& v,Variant variant) in multi_index_container.hpp:555 happening in void load(Archive& ar,const unsigned int version) in multi_index_container.hpp:940

The insertion should use a rvalue reference overload moving the previously loaded value.

Minimal example:

template<class Archive>
void check_serialize(Archive &ar)
    using non_copyable_type = std::unique_ptr<int>;
    using non_copyable_multi_index = boost::multi_index_container
        <   non_copyable_type
        ,   boost::multi_index::indexed_by
            <   boost::multi_index::hashed_unique
                <   boost::multi_index::const_mem_fun
                    <   non_copyable_type
                    ,   typename non_copyable_type::pointer
                    ,   &non_copyable_type::get

   non_copyable_multi_index mu; // fine
   if constexpr (Archive::is_saving::value)
        ar << boost::serialization::make_nvp("mu",mu); // fine
        ar >> boost::serialization::make_nvp("mu",mu); // error

Change History (3)

comment:1 Changed 9 months ago by Sébastien Paris <…>

Proposed resolution: modify multi_index_container.hpp:954-955 from

      std::pair<node_type*,bool> p=insert_(


      std::pair<node_type*,bool> p=insert_(

comment:2 Changed 9 months ago by Joaquín M López Muñoz

Hi Sébastien,

Thank you for the bug report. Also, your proposed fix is correct.

It's going to take me a couple of days till I find the time to change this in develop. As we're now closing Boost 1.67, the change will go in Boost 1.68.

Best regards,

Last edited 9 months ago by Joaquín M López Muñoz (previous) (diff)

comment:3 Changed 9 months ago by Joaquín M López Muñoz

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed
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