Bug #1740

Linux emulation: -ffast-math causes floating point exception

Added by Johannes.Hofmann over 5 years ago. Updated 9 months ago.

Status:ClosedStart date:
Priority:NormalDue date:
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Target version:4.2.x


Some Linux binaries compiled with -ffast-math crash with floating
point exception. There also is a warning in dmesg:

FXRSTR: illegal FP MXCSR 00009fc0 didinit = 0

This is a bit unfortunate as for some reason the procps package
(pkill, pgrep, uptime, etc) is compiled with the -ffast-math switch
and the utilities crash.

The following mini-program shows the crash when compiled with
-ffast-math (as Linux binary):

#include <stdio.h>

int main(int argc, char **argv) {
double d;

scanf("%lf", &d);
printf("%f\n", d);


#1 Updated by tuxillo 9 months ago

  • Description updated (diff)
  • Category set to Kernel
  • Status changed from New to Closed
  • Assignee deleted (0)
  • Target version set to 4.2.x


Only i386 has linux emulation and i386 is no longer supported since 3.8 so closing this one.

Antonio Huete

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