Subject: Re: Spam that makes SpamAssassin crash Perl
To: Rhialto <>
From: Simon Burge <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 11/28/2003 12:21:51
Rhialto wrote:

> $ perl -e 'print exp(0 - 736.285624221884), "\n";'
> Floating point exception (core dumped)

FWIW, I have an slightly older version of perl (perl-5.6.0nb3), compiled
with gcc 2.95.3 in late 2000, and I see the same problem:

	alpha 26> perl -e 'print exp(0 - 736.285624221884), "\n";'
	Floating exception (core dumped)
	Exit 136
	alpha 27> perl -v

	This is perl, v5.6.0 built for alpha-netbsd


Compiling the current pkgsrc perl with gcc 2.95.3 on a 1.6V box using
NetBSD sources from late June does work though:

	alpha 3> perl -e 'print exp(0 - 708), "\n";'
	alpha 4> perl -v

	This is perl, v5.6.1 built for alpha-netbsd


> Next question: how to fix that?

What vintage is your Alpha's userland?

I can't see anything between perl-5.6.1nb7 and perl-5.6.1nb9 that
looks like it obviously would change anything.  A first step would
be to upgrade your perl package and try again...

Simon Burge                            <>
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