OS X + core 2 duo + nails

Torbjorn Granlund tg at swox.com
Mon Jun 2 15:27:20 CEST 2008

David Harvey <dmharvey at math.harvard.edu> writes:

  I'm getting a few "make check" failures for GMP 4.2.2 (unpatched,  
  direct from GMP web site) on a core 2 duo macbook, OS X 10.4.11, when  
  nails are enabled. I'm not sure if this is really a bug, since nails  
  are supposed to be experimental, but nails have worked for me before  
  on other platforms so I thought I should report this.
It turns out that mpn/generic/sqrtrem.c requires a nail with an even
number of bits.  This is not a platform specific bug.

You're welcome to generalize it, and contribute a patch under the
LGPL.  And if you do, I promise I will not live up to Bill Hart's
allegations about sue threats.  :-)

In the meantime, I'll make sure configure will reject odd arguments to
the --enable-nails option.


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