panic on NetBSD/sparc

Mikael Pettersson <>
Fri Aug 25 10:36:34 CEST 2006

On Thu, 24 Aug 2006 15:51:30 -0500, Eric Radman wrote:
> When trying to compile erlang-10.1.10 from pkgsrc on NetBSD/sparc it
> fails tragically with:
> checking for unreliable floating point exceptions... panic: fpu_cleanup:
> NO fault
> syncing disks...
> Then the system hangs. Is there a way to bypass this test on sparc?

Only by hacking erts/configure so that the embedded fpe-test.c
file doesn't compile or does exit(1) before fiddling with your

But that is one _seriously_ broken kernel. Surely fixing the
kernel is more appropriate than limiting Erlang?

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