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Re: [Qemu-block] iotest 013 failure under clang -fsanitize=undefined

From: Laszlo Ersek
Subject: Re: [Qemu-block] iotest 013 failure under clang -fsanitize=undefined
Date: Tue, 2 Feb 2016 22:47:45 +0100
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On 02/02/16 21:03, John Snow wrote:
> Recently, qemu iotest 013 has started to fail for me:
> Fedora release 22 (Twenty Two)
> 3.5.0-9.fc22
> clang version 3.5.0 (tags/RELEASE_350/final)
> Target: x86_64-redhat-linux-gnu
> Thread model: posix
> +4 KiB/home/jsnow/src/qemu/qemu-io-cmds.c:230:18: runtime error:
> division by zero
> The problem is that in the print report for read_f, t2 and t1 can
> actually be the same exact timestamp, and tdiv will try to divide by 0.0.
> Normally this is not a problem as this is defined to be INFINITY in C99
> Annex F.
> Clang, however, has once again decided to take the pedantic road and
> state that Annex F is optional, and therefore division by 0.0 is
> actually undefined when using -fsanitize=undefined.
> Groan.
> Two workarounds:
> (1) Modify the tdiv() function to just return INFINITY manually if the
> timestamp provided is 0
> (2) Modify tester scripts to also use -fno-sanitize=float-divide-by-zero
> I prepared a patch to do the first workaround [1] so I could test
> patches with clang in peace as I need to test my pull requests under
> clang to make sure I don't break OSX, but it seems so absurd to have to
> do this, so I have copied our resident language lawyers (and language
> pragmatists) so that they can have a say.
> Relevant upstream BZ: https://llvm.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=17000
> --js
> [1]
> https://github.com/jnsnow/qemu/commit/af93977dd2bc7ea936b8064c41c5a0f9d25ae2d1

Apologies in advance for the knee-jerk reaction:

I don't use double, ever. The last time I did anything resembling
numerical analysis was in college (now gracefully veiled by time).

If I need decimals after the point, I opt for fixed point math, done
with integers. Surely uint64_t suffices for the purposes of
"qemu-io-cmds.c"; it just forces the programmer to think about those
issues explicitly that "double" promises, but fails, to solve.

I doubt microsecond resolution is necessary here, but even if it is, I'd
assume that approx. 584,942 years sufficed as an upper limit on time

To frobnicate the saying about regular expressions, "when people want to
print decimals, they reach for floating point -- now they have two

Thanks and sorry :(

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