[SciPy-user] svn commands

Andrew Straw strawman at astraw.com
Sat Dec 3 13:14:59 CST 2005


Steve Schmerler wrote:

>	scipy.test()
>
>I get a floating point exception:
>
>......................................................................................
>.........................................................................................................................
>.............................Gleitkomma-Ausnahme
>  
>

Are you running Debian sarge on a machine with SSE?

GNU libc version 2.3.2 has a bug[1] "feclearexcept() error on CPUs with
SSE" (fixed in 2.3.3) which has been  submitted to Debian[2] but not
fixed in sarge. You can see my page about the issue, complete with patch[3].

[1] http://sources.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=10
[2] http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=279294
[3]
http://www.its.caltech.edu/~astraw/coding.html#libc-patched-for-debian-sarge-to-fix-floating-point-exceptions-on-sse2



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