Subject: port-alpha/17926: gcc bug?
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Ray Phillips <email@example.com>
Date: 08/13/2002 16:52:05
>Synopsis: perl 5.6.1 test generates core dump
>Arrival-Date: Mon Aug 12 23:53:00 PDT 2002
>Originator: Ray Phillips
>Release: NetBSD 1.6_BETA5
System: NetBSD egalite.jkmrc.uq.edu.au 1.6_BETA5 NetBSD 1.6_BETA5
(GENERIC) #1: Thu Aug 1 16:00:09 MEST 2002
When installing perl 5.6.1 from its source file, perl-5.6.1.tar.gz,
sh Configure and make run without problems but make test
produces an error:
lib/bigfltpm.........FAILED at test 351
Running ./perl harness from ./t to get "more granularity" gives:
Test returned status 0 (wstat 136, 0x88)
test program seems to have generated a core
DIED. FAILED tests 351-370
Failed 20/370 tests, 94.59% okay
I've written to Jarkko Hietaniemi (one of the main Perl maintainers)
who said gcc on the Alpha is "notoriously buggy" and suggested trying
2.95.4--not a possibility since gcc needs some special tweaking
before it will work with NetBSD doesn't it?
I've tried answering "No" to perl's Configure's
Try to use maximal 64-bit support, if available? [y]
question to see if that made a difference. It didn't affect make
test's output but a new error appeared when ./perl harness was run
(as well as the bigfltpm one):
pragma/locale.......# The following locales
# C POSIX zh_CN.eucCN
# tested okay.
# The following locales
# had problems.
FAILED tests 105-106, 108-109, 111, 114
Failed 6/116 tests, 94.83% okay
Jarkko said the fact that "64-bitness support affects locales is just
so bizarre that I even more suspect something fishy going on either
in gcc/alpha or in netbsd/alpha."
The strange thing is the very newest perl (5.8.0) compiles and
installs fine under NetBSD/alpha BETA5; and neither 5.6.1 nor 5.8.0
produce errors under NetBSD/i386 1.6BETA4.
Sorry if this report is a red herring. I thought it might highlight
problem lurking somewhere inside gcc.