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Anthony Heading
November 7, 2003 00:12
5.8.2 make test failure on Solaris 2.6 - srand() related?
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I'm seeing two failures with 5.8.2 on 'make test' for Solaris 2.6.

Both look related to random numbers seeding, which is obviously
topical.  All seems fine on Solaris 2.8.

As far as I know, very vanilla build.

Tests fail in both unthreaded and threaded configs. 

Any suggestions?



cd t &&  LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/tmp/perl-5.8.2:/tmp/perl-5.8.2:/apps/open_client/11.1.1/solaris/lib:/apps/dam_yen/conf/aheading/lib:/apps/research/lib/solaris-5.6-sparc:/apps/apfires/lib/solaris-5.6-sparc ./perl TEST  </dev/tty
pipe(RDR,WTR) or die $!;
my $pid = fork;
die "fork: $!" if !defined $pid;
if ($pid == 0) {
    my $rand_child = rand;
    close RDR;
    print WTR $rand_child, "\n";
    close WTR;
} else {
    my $rand_parent = rand;
    close WTR;
    chomp(my $rand_child  = <RDR>);
    close RDR;
    print $rand_child ne $rand_parent, "\n";

FAILED at test 19
t/op/srand...........................# Failed at op/srand.t line 59
FAILED at test 4
Failed 2 test scripts out of 776, 99.74% okay.

Summary of my perl5 (revision 5.0 version 8 subversion 2) configuration:
    osname=solaris, osvers=2.6, archname=sun4-solaris
    uname='sunos tkd-fires-01 5.6 generic_105181-23 sun4u sparc sunw,ultra-60 solaris '
    config_args='-des -Dcc=gcc -Duseshrplib'
    hint=recommended, useposix=true, d_sigaction=define
    usethreads=undef use5005threads=undef useithreads=undef usemultiplicity=undef
    useperlio=define d_sfio=undef uselargefiles=define usesocks=undef
    use64bitint=undef use64bitall=undef uselongdouble=undef
    usemymalloc=n, bincompat5005=undef
    cc='gcc', ccflags ='-fno-strict-aliasing -D_LARGEFILE_SOURCE -D_FILE_OFFSET_BITS=64',
    ccversion='', gccversion='3.3.1', gccosandvers=''
    intsize=4, longsize=4, ptrsize=4, doublesize=8, byteorder=4321
    d_longlong=define, longlongsize=8, d_longdbl=define, longdblsize=16
    ivtype='long', ivsize=4, nvtype='double', nvsize=8, Off_t='off_t', lseeksize=8
    alignbytes=8, prototype=define
  Linker and Libraries:
    ld='gcc', ldflags =' '
    libpth=/usr/lib /usr/ccs/lib
    libs=-lsocket -lnsl -ldl -lm -lc
    perllibs=-lsocket -lnsl -ldl -lm -lc
    libc=/lib/, so=so, useshrplib=true,
  Dynamic Linking:
    dlsrc=dl_dlopen.xs, dlext=so, d_dlsymun=undef, ccdlflags=' -Wl,-E -R /usr/local/lib/perl5/5.8.2/sun4-solaris/CORE'
    cccdlflags='-fPIC', lddlflags=' -Wl,-E -G'

Characteristics of this binary (from libperl): 
  Compile-time options: USE_LARGE_FILES
  Built under solaris
  Compiled at Nov  7 2003 16:21:17

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