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Analysis of solaris2 27_io/istream_extractor_arith.cc failures
- From: "Kaveh R. Ghazi" <ghazi at caip dot rutgers dot edu>
- To: gcc-patches at gcc dot gnu dot org, gcc at gcc dot gnu dot org, libstdc++ at gcc dot gnu dot org
- Date: Thu, 26 Dec 2002 08:47:02 -0500 (EST)
- Subject: Analysis of solaris2 27_io/istream_extractor_arith.cc failures
The libstdc++-v3 results for solaris2.7 for our three branches (3.2,
3.3 and 3.4) all show errors for 27_io/istream_extractor_arith.cc.
I found this posting which attributes it to a bug in sun's libc sscanf
Indeed, I've been able to reproduce the problem with this simple C program:
#define SHORT "1234567890123456789012345678901234567890"
#define MED SHORT SHORT SHORT SHORT SHORT SHORT SHORT SHORT SHORT SHORT
#define LONG MED MED MED MED MED MED MED MED MED MED
#define STRING LONG MED MED MED SHORT SHORT SHORT SHORT SHORT SHORT
long double ld;
sscanf (STRING, "%Lf", &ld);
fprintf (stderr, "<%Lf>\n", ld);
%gcc -O -g -W -Wall foo.c
Since this is a vendor libc bug and not something gcc can fix, I'd
like to xfail the test. However because of the convention in
libstdc++-v3 of putting multiple tests in a single file, I don't want
to xfail the whole thing because we still want to ensure that all of
the other tests pass, or know that they (separately) fail. Therefore
I'd like to chop out the particular code (test12) into a new file and
xfail just that test. I quickly tried commenting out test12() and
luckily the rest of the tests in there pass.
The posting above claims that the bug is sparc specific, i.e. not
x86/solaris. I don't have x86-solaris to test that but for now I'll
only xfail the sparc*-*-solaris2* target. If it turns up on x86 we
can easily change the cpu from sparc* to *.
Patch to follow after some testing. Any suggestions for the name of
the new split out file? Using istream_extractor_arith2 didn't seem
Kaveh R. Ghazi email@example.com