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Re: [perl #24091] Not OK: perl v5.8.1 on sgi6-irix-ld 6.5

Ed Allen Smith
October 5, 2003 13:04
Re: [perl #24091] Not OK: perl v5.8.1 on sgi6-irix-ld 6.5
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In message <> (on 5 October
2003 11:44:27 -0400), (John P. Linderman) wrote:
>Allen Smith guessed:
>> IP27? R10000 chip, I'm guessing?
>Right on both counts.
>Processor 0: 250 MHZ IP27
>CPU: MIPS R10000 Processor Chip Revision: 3.4
>FPU: MIPS R10010 Floating Point Chip Revision: 3.4

I thought as much, and I'm duplicating the failure here with:

2 180 MHZ IP27 Processors
CPU: MIPS R10000 Processor Chip Revision: 2.6
FPU: MIPS R10010 Floating Point Chip Revision: 2.6

I'll be sending in smoketest reports on Monday morning (the automated
smoketesting on most of the machines here seems to have gotten accidentally
gonked by one thing or another, unfortunately).

>> Interesting. I've seen this here also with an R5000 machine (non-64-bit),
>> but hadn't had time to check things out further. I've done some
>> rearrangements on the local smoketest configuration files and will see what
>> happens
>I tried turning off -DHAS_LDBL_SPRINTF_BUG and all that did was
>generate an *additional* failure from sprintf.

Since the library is still buggy (I'm currently bugging my dissertation
advisor to write up a Fortran test for it to see if it's also the case for
Fortran's I/O, before we send in a bug report to SGI), unsurprising.

>Didn't try -DHAS_LDBL_SPRINTF_BUG_LESS1, perhaps I'll give that a shot.

That one _should_ be getting activated (the sprintf for long doubles problem
turns out to be restricted to the range between -1 and 1, and the workaround
is inadvisable if the bug isn't present (-DHAS_LDBL_SPRINTF_BUG activates
the workaround, -DHAS_LDBL_SPRINTF_BUG_LESS1 deactivates it aside from the
range between -1 and 1)); not sure why it isn't, will have to take a look
when I have the time.


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