Re: [Rd] xerbla called from BLAS routine (PR#8100)

From: <ripley_at_stats.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Mon 29 Aug 2005 - 08:05:51 GMT


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Please check out

http://www.netlib.org/blas/index.html

file=09xerbla.f
for=09error handler for the Level 2 and 3 BLAS routines. ,=09(Auxiliary Routine)

and the refefence code which says

So, XERBLA is an LAPACK handler, intended to be called from LAPACK=20 routines -- the level 2 and level 3 BLAS routines are considered to be part of LAPACK in the reference implementation.

On Mon, 29 Aug 2005, Prof Brian Ripley wrote:

> I don't believe your message actually came from R's XERBLA. Note that th=
e=20
> name is not quoted and that the name of the routine is not 6 characters l=
ong.
>
> Here is a genuine example from R:
>
> Error in La.svd(x, nu, nv) : LAPACK routine 'DGEBRD' gave error code -10
>
> There is no R 2.2.0, BTW. If referring to R-devel, please do so with an =
SVN=20
> revision.
>
> On Sun, 28 Aug 2005 gb@stat.umu.se wrote:
>
>> Full_Name: G=F6ran Brostr=F6m
>> Version: R-2.1.1, 2.2.0
>> OS: Debian unstable
>> Submission from: (NULL) (213.65.9.59)
>>=20
>>=20
>> Some BLAS routines call xerbla for error messages, which results in a=20
>> message
>> like
>> "LAPACK routine DGER gave error code -9".
>>=20
>> Suggested solution: In
>>=20
>> void F77_NAME(xerbla)(char *srname, int *info)
>> {
>> /* srname is not null-terminated. It should be 6 characters. */
>> char buf[7];
>> strncpy(buf, srname, 6);
>> buf[6] =3D '\0';
>> error(_("LAPACK routine '%6s' gave error code %d"), buf, -(*info));
>> }
>>=20
>> change 'LAPACK' to 'The' (or 'The BLAS/LAPACK').
>>=20
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>>=20
>>=20
>
> --=20
> Brian D. Ripley, ripley@stats.ox.ac.uk
> Professor of Applied Statistics, http://www.stats.ox.ac.uk/~ripley/
> University of Oxford, Tel: +44 1865 272861 (self)
> 1 South Parks Road, +44 1865 272866 (PA)
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Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley@stats.ox.ac.uk
Professor of Applied Statistics,  http://www.stats.ox.ac.uk/~ripley/
University of Oxford,             Tel:  +44 1865 272861 (self)
1 South Parks Road,                     +44 1865 272866 (PA)
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