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Bug 3308 - floor() function in libm (glibc-2.1) is broken on Alpha.
floor() function in libm (glibc-2.1) is broken on Alpha.
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: glibc (Show other bugs)
alpha Linux
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Assigned To: Cristian Gafton
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Reported: 1999-06-06 21:59 EDT by niles
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-07-09 18:17:43 EDT
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Description niles 1999-06-06 21:59:19 EDT
I wish I could be more specific, but then I would be able to
fix it. Here's the simplest FORTRAN program that demos the

      WRITE(*,*) DNINT(0.0D0)

Reports 3.6028797E+16 instead of 0. Now, you may jump to the
conclusion that this is just a DNINT() function problem, but
in general, there's some very funky math problems on the
Alpha that all quickly go away (100%) if one compiles with
"-lcpml" the Compaq portable math library (including the
above example).  Hence, my guess it has something to do with
the GNU clib-2.1 libm.
Comment 1 niles 1999-06-06 22:58:59 EDT
Try this C program:
#include <stdio.h>
#include <math.h>

  return 0;

It returns with 36028797018963968.000000
This would explain 100% of the funny results I was seeing.
This would also explain why using the CMPL fixed the problem,
it had it's own implementation of the floor() function.
Comment 2 Cristian Gafton 1999-07-09 18:17:59 EDT
That program works for me; I can not reproduce the problems reported.
What are the compiler flags used  to compile the test code?
Comment 3 moof 2000-01-04 23:13:59 EST
This same problems shows up on my machine.  I am running RedHat 6.1 on an
AlphaStation 4/200 (233Mhz EV4 21064).  This bug occurred in both the 6.0 and
6.1 releases.  This bug shows up for an upgrade and a clean install.
Comment 4 moof 2000-01-04 23:17:59 EST
Please move this bug back to the active list.  I can't go and rework all of the
makefiles for all of the applications which depend on the broken glibc to use
cpml instead.

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