Help stabilising mini-gmp
nisse at lysator.liu.se
Mon Nov 21 17:47:28 UTC 2016
tg at gmplib.org (Torbjörn Granlund) writes:
> Of the remaining https://gmplib.org/devel/mini-gmp-status.html issues I
> worry most about #2. Marco adjusted the parameters to make it faster,
> but I remain unconvinced that g5.gmplib.org-dyn:32 really needed 400
> seconds for the test with old parameters. I suspect the code can hang
> for certain seeds. (We cannot tell the seed because of #1.)
If it happens again, the seed should be printed out.
> I am not sure #8 (alpha/dupont) is for real.
I'll try to log in to alpha-gentoo and reproduce.
> #15 is strange, I haven't tried to understand why these libgcc link
> errors happens for just certain similar configs.
The direct links to examples are dead. Do these system normally have
LD_LIBRARY_PATH set? If so, maybe something wrong when gmp:s .lib is
prepended to the path.
> I am glad the "red" bugs had one cause (although a serious one). It
> would have been much worse with many errors of this kind. (Well, the
> results for end users are same same, but it matters for how to assess
> code quality.)
When the dust has settled, we'll have to think about whether we should
make a "mini-gmp release" with bug-fixes, or just send out an
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