[php-maint] Bug#462980: php5-common: When running under AMD64 with X2 CPU round(17.775, 2) returns 17.77 - not under i486
tmason at thecomputerfarm.com
Mon Jan 28 18:16:20 UTC 2008
I am not sophisticated enough to know which module in php is doing this.
It is generated by the round function. We found it because we
discovered rounding errors in processes we were doing using mysql to do
calculations on a large number of records. I was able to isolate the
problem to the round function which does the same thing whether it is
written round(17.775 * 100)/100 or round(17.775,2). It returns 17.77
as a result. I know that there are many other operations of this
function that work correctly because of other calculations. This
problem occurs when running under linux-image-2.6.18-5-amd64.
Under linux-image-2.6.18-5 it does fail to round not even when the
processor is an amd athlon 64 X2. We have tested it on several intel
processor machines without finding the problem.
-- System Information:
Debian Release: 4.0
APT prefers stable
APT policy: (500, 'stable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Kernel: Linux 2.6.18-5-686
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Versions of packages php5-common depends on:
ii sed 4.1.5-1 The GNU sed stream editor
php5-common recommends no packages.
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