gmp_printf bug?

Vincent Lefevre vincent at
Wed Jul 20 12:32:40 CEST 2011

On 2011-07-20 10:33:25 +0200, Paul Zimmermann wrote:
> Maybe this is a glibc bug, anyway you can now isolate the problem,
> and report it to the glibc developers if needed.

When I did the test (see MPFR mailing-list), it was on my Mac OS X

tst(10752) malloc: *** vm_allocate(size=2511523840) failed (error code=3)
tst(10752) malloc: *** error: can't allocate region
tst(10752) malloc: *** set a breakpoint in szone_error to debug
GNU MP: Cannot allocate memory (size=2511520740)

IMHO, it's unlikely to have a similar bug both in glibc and in
the Mac OS X libc.

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