[Scipy-tickets] [SciPy] #1523: another Arpack crash on OS X python 2.7, 64-bit

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Mon Oct 10 04:56:45 CDT 2011

#1523: another Arpack crash on OS X python 2.7, 64-bit
 Reporter:  rgommers             |       Owner:  wnbell
     Type:  defect               |      Status:  new   
 Priority:  highest              |   Milestone:  0.10.0
Component:  scipy.sparse.linalg  |     Version:  0.9.0 
 Keywords:  arpack, segfault     |  

Comment(by pv):

 I doubt this has to do with the *LAMCH routines.

 The Z/CLADIV wrapper we have now is in fact quite suspicious. It does a
 `CALL` to a Fortran function, so it would be no wonder if it crashes. It
 would be safer to replace it with a similar wrapper as for the `*dot*`
 functions --- add the corresponding CBLAS-using routine to
 `veclib_cabi_c.c`, and call that from `veclib_cabi_f.f`.


 Maybe we would also would need wrappers for `SDOT`. There seems to be a
 relevant comment by "jarno" in the thread you posted above

   The -ff2c flag seems to work, but in practice only with -m32, as SDOT
 fails with
   -ff2c -m64 (always returns 0). So, with -m64, the only way SDOT works
 correctly is
   with the never calling convention (no -ff2c), and the only way CDOTU
 works correctly
   is with the older calling convention (with -ff2c). AFAIK, they are both
 in the same

Ticket URL: <http://projects.scipy.org/scipy/ticket/1523#comment:11>
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