memory problem with GMP 5

Paul Zimmermann Paul.Zimmermann at
Sat Jan 23 18:50:26 CET 2010

> From: Torbjorn Granlund <tg at>
> Date: Sat, 23 Jan 2010 15:31:24 +0100
> Paul Zimmermann <Paul.Zimmermann at> writes:
>   I'm not sure this is a bug, but at least it is annoying and I thought I should
>   report it.
> That's not good; we certainly did not intend to annoy our dear users
> with the release of GMP 5!  ;-)
> The current code in the GMP repo should be better.  If you can confirm
> that the memory usage is now close to the GMP 4.3 level, that would be
> appreciated.
> (Niels and Marco worked on this problem, Niels wrote a nice patch.)
> -- 
> Torbjörn

I downloaded the snapshot gmp-5.0.0-20100123.tar.lz, but was unable to find
how to uncompress it (some hints how to use the .lz snapshots would be useful).


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