[erlang-questions] unhandled fpe on the mac

Sverker Eriksson <>
Mon Oct 17 16:32:39 CEST 2011

Joel Reymont wrote:
> I'm getting these a lot, both in R14B03 and R14B04:
> ERTS_FP_CHECK_INIT at 0x1b2e815b: detected unhandled FPE at 0x1
> Any clues
This indicates that there is something wrong with the handling of 
floating point exceptions (FPE).
This is a known issue on mac.

The use of FPE's can be disabled with configure option 
--disable-fp-exceptions. It will make floating point calculations 
somewhat slower.

/Sverker, Erlang/OTP Ericsson

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