[SciPy-dev] scipy_core Solaris Build: Good and Bad News

Christopher Hanley chanley at stsci.edu
Fri Oct 21 16:09:25 CDT 2005

> Can you run the code under gdb (or another debugger) to determine 
> exactly where the bus error is occurring?

Well, GDB core dumps with the Python we have installed on Solaris. 
Using DBX this is the most useful error message I have been able to get 
out so far:

 >>> scipy.test()
   Found 2 tests for scipy.base.umath
   Found 23 tests for scipy.base.function_base
   Found 3 tests for scipy.base.getlimits
   Found 9 tests for scipy.base.twodim_base
   Found 3 tests for scipy.base.matrix
   Found 44 tests for scipy.base.shape_base
   Found 42 tests for scipy.base.type_check
   Found 3 tests for scipy.basic.helper
   Found 4 tests for scipy.base.index_tricks
   Found 0 tests for __main__
.......................signal BUS (invalid address alignment) in 
ufunc_frompyfunc at 0xfeb56674
0xfeb56674: ufunc_frompyfunc+0x01bc:    st      %l6, [%i5 + 0x4]

I realize that this probably isn't particularly helpful.  Todd has 
suggested I build my own private copy of Python with  --with-pydebug so 
that I can better step through the code.


Christopher Hanley
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Space Telescope Science Institute
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