Bill Allombert on Sat, 25 Mar 2006 09:22:21 +0100

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Re: parigp on a macintel core duo

On Fri, Mar 24, 2006 at 09:43:53PM -0800, Justin C. Walker wrote:
> Following up on this post:
> On Mar 24, 2006, at 21:40 , Justin C. Walker wrote:
> >On Mar 21, 2006, at 07:17 , Languasco Alessandro wrote:
> [snip]
> >gp seems to work without problems, but if I "make test-kernel", I  
> >get a "KERNEL BUG" response, with a 'kern.dif' file showing a half- 
> >dozen or so differences from the expected output.  I'm attaching  
> >the "gp.out" file, since it may prove enlightening to Those Who Know.
> I have never tried "make test-kernel" before trying it on the MacBook  
> Pro, and after sending this msg, I decided to try it on the PowerPC  
> build.  I get the same failure, with the same "gp.out" file, so this  
> may be a red herring.

Actually this is caused by the use of the GMP kernel:

This test does not take into account the fact that the GMP kernel use a
different integer format (LSW instead of MSW) so you get the correct 
result but in the wrong order.

- *:02000004  c0000004  5e0e86ee  00083b0b
+ *:02000004  c0000004  00083b0b  5e0e86ee