Foating point: tracking change in between gcc 4.4.7 and gcc 4.9.2

Mathieu Malaterre
Thu Dec 10 14:56:00 GMT 2015

On Thu, Dec 10, 2015 at 3:30 PM, Andrew Haley <> wrote:
> On 12/10/2015 02:26 PM, Mathieu Malaterre wrote:
>> On Thu, Dec 10, 2015 at 12:08 PM, Mathieu Malaterre
>> <> wrote:
>>> I am trying to track a change in behavior in between gcc 4.4.7
>>> (CentOS/x86_64) and gcc 4.9.2 (fedora/x86_64). The result of a complex
>>> computation (floating point involved) is slightly different in between
>>> those two.
>>> Does anyone knows if there was a major change in floating point
>>> computation of std::log, std::pow, std::ceil, std::sqrt or std::exp in
>>> between those versions? My input is a raw binary (no ASCII parsing
>>> involved anywhere in the code). I've compiled code in debug on both
>>> side (only option -g is used nothing else).
>>> Sorry if this is very broad, I need pointer to get started.
>> Just for reference. I've scp'ed the executable file from CentOS over
>> my fedora installation and it runs as expected. So the issue is within
>> one of the system lib on CentOS (libc/libm/libstdc++6 ?)
> So probably not GCC, then.  I'm guessing this is actually glibc.

Is there a way to test that for sure. A naive solution like:

$ LD_PRELOAD=$HOME/ ./mycode

results in

relocation error: /home/mathieu/ symbol _dl_starting_up,
version GLIBC_PRIVATE not defined in file with
link time reference

> Surely, though, minor differences are not unexpected?

True. I simply need to identify the correct location of the issue now.


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