[RFH] Math function error-reporting tests

Michael Kerrisk mtk.manpages@googlemail.com
Wed Aug 6 09:38:00 GMT 2008


Hello Khalil,

I've improved my scripts to provide more tests, and fix one or two
bugs.  Would you be willing to rerun the scripts provided here on your
three systems?

http://linux-man-pages.blogspot.com/2008/08/help-request-testing-of-math-function.html

Cheers,

Michael


On Mon, Aug 4, 2008 at 7:25 PM, GHORBAL Khalil 218205
<khalil.ghorbal@cea.fr> wrote:
>
> attached, mt.log files for 2.3.2, 2.3.6 and 2.7 versions.
>
> Regards,
>
> Khalil.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: libc-help-owner@sourceware.org on behalf of Michael Kerrisk
> Sent: Mon 8/4/2008 5:48 PM
> To: linux-man@vger.kernel.org; libc-help@sourceware.org
> Cc: Andreas Jaeger; Joseph S. Myers; Andries Brouwer; Fabian Kreutz
> Subject: [RFH] Math function error-reporting tests
>
> Hello linux-man and libc-help,
>
> I'm in the process of revising all of the man-pages describing the
> math functions in glibc.  I recently wrote some scripts to test the
> error-reporting support (i.e., errno versus exceptions) in all of the
> glibc math functions (for some background, look here:
> http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lib.glibc.alpha/13583/).  Andries
> helped me iron out a few bugs, and get a few more test results, so
> that I now have data for the following glibc versions:
>
> 2.2.4
> 2.3.3
> 2.3.5
> 2.7
> 2.8
>
> I'd like to get test results for as many (x86) glibc versions as
> possible, especially (but not only) for glibc versions before 2.2.4.
> Would any folk on the list who have x86 systems with other glibc
> versions be prepared to run my test scripts and send me the results?
>
> A run of the scripts takes of the order of one minute.
>
> (To find out what glibc version you are running, enter the following command
>
>    /lib/libc.so.6
>
> and look at the first line of output.)
>
> To run the script:
>
> a) Extract the two attached shell scripts to the same directory.
>
> b) Run the test:
>
>        sh math_tests.sh > mt.log
>
>
>   (This step will also produce around 100 (C and executable) files in /tmp.)
>
> c) clean up:
>
>        rm /tmp/mt_*
>
> d) Send me the results (i.e., the mt.log above), CCing the list and
> mentioning what glibc version(s) you used, so that other people don't
> duplicate tests for the same glibc.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Michael
>
> --
> Michael Kerrisk
> Linux man-pages maintainer; http://www.kernel.org/doc/man-pages/
> man-pages online: http://www.kernel.org/doc/man-pages/online_pages.html
> Found a bug? http://www.kernel.org/doc/man-pages/reporting_bugs.html
>
>
>
>
>
>
>



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Michael Kerrisk
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