Subject: port-i386/10357: Math emulation incomplete in 1.4Z
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List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 06/13/2000 18:55:12
>Number:         10357
>Category:       port-i386
>Synopsis:       Math emulation incomplete, ping dumps core.
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       serious
>Priority:       high
>Responsible:    port-i386-maintainer
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Tue Jun 13 18:56:00 PDT 2000
>Originator:     Kevin P. Neal
>Release:        May 27th snapshot from
Kevin P. Neal                      

"You know, I think I can hear the machine screaming from here...  \
'help me! hellpp meeee!'"  - Heather Flanagan, 14:52:23 Wed Jun 10 1998
System: 486SX 33 MHz, 8 megs RAM. GENERIC NetBSD 1.4Z (snapshot from May 27th)

   The math emulation appears to be incomplete. The ping program seems
to work fine, but then when I control-C it I get something like:

5 packets transmitted, 5 packets received, 0.0% packet loss
math_emulate: 0xd9fa not implemented
Illegal instruction (core dumped)

(It happens with the GENERIC kernel and also with the SMALL boot floppy.)

   Boot a 486SX, ping something, watch ping dump core when you stop ping.

   If you booted from the boot floppy, watch your install blow up because
ping will never exit with a 0 return code (because it dumped core). Watch
your install filesystem fill up with the corefile.
   Finish the math emulation?