GMP 5.0.4 fails "make check" on sparc64 OpenBSD 5.0

Paul Leyland paul at
Sun Feb 12 21:21:18 CET 2012

On Sun, 2012-02-12 at 18:24 +0100, Torbjorn Granlund wrote:
> Paul Leyland <paul at> writes:
>   As noted in an earlier report, I intend to raise the issue with the
>   OpenBSD people.  Have you informed them of your findings?  If not, may I
>   forward a copy of this mail to them?
> I have not informed them.  You're welcome to forward my message.

Ok, I'll do so if it seems appropriate in light of my communications
with them.  I may be able to persuade them that there are security
implications ;-)

> SPARC machines are best used where heavyness is important, such as for
> buoy weights.  :-) See also

I quite agree and the rest of my computation farm is Intel or AMD based.
However, if a server is going to be running 24/7 it may as well be doing
something useful in its spare time.


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