mpz_invert returns wrong result

Benjamin Eltzner b.eltzner at
Sat Apr 12 21:53:25 UTC 2014


I potentially found a bug in version 6.0.0 of gmp. Here is the required

* I run Debian unstable amd64 and use the packaged version 6.0.0 of gmp.
  (package version number: 2:6.0.0+dfsg-2)
* A test program is appended.
* The return value of mpz_invert is wrongly different from 0, when the
  inverse cannot be calculated (cf. documentation, section 5.9). In the
  example, the modulus by 1 yields 0, which cannot be inverted. Thus,
  the result should be 0 but is 1.
* ~$ gcc -v
Using built-in specs.
Target: x86_64-linux-gnu
Configured with: ../src/configure -v --with-pkgversion='Debian 4.8.2-19'
--enable-languages=c,c++,java,go,d,fortran,objc,obj-c++ --prefix=/usr
--program-suffix=-4.8 --enable-shared --enable-linker-build-id
--libexecdir=/usr/lib --without-included-gettext --enable-threads=posix
--with-gxx-include-dir=/usr/include/c++/4.8 --libdir=/usr/lib
--enable-nls --with-sysroot=/ --enable-clocale=gnu
--enable-libstdcxx-debug --enable-libstdcxx-time=yes
--enable-gnu-unique-object --disable-libmudflap --enable-plugin
--with-system-zlib --disable-browser-plugin --enable-java-awt=gtk
--with-ecj-jar=/usr/share/java/eclipse-ecj.jar --enable-objc-gc
--enable-multiarch --with-arch-32=i586 --with-abi=m64
--with-multilib-list=m32,m64,mx32 --with-tune=generic
--enable-checking=release --build=x86_64-linux-gnu
--host=x86_64-linux-gnu --target=x86_64-linux-gnu
Thread model: posix
gcc version 4.8.2 (Debian 4.8.2-19)
* ~$ uname -a
Linux this 3.13-1-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 3.13.7-1 (2014-03-25) x86_64 GNU/Linux

I hope this information is sufficient. If you need any more information,
I will gladly provide it. Hopefully this serves to identify and solve
the problem.

Best wishes,

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