Re: modreg buggy: uninitialized variable in sinerp.f (PR#302)

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Subject: Re: modreg buggy: uninitialized variable in sinerp.f (PR#302)
From: Prof Brian D Ripley (ripley@stats.ox.ac.uk)
Date: Sun 31 Oct 1999 - 04:00:05 EST


Message-ID: <Pine.GSO.4.05.9910301855240.11052-100000@auk.stats>

On Sat, 30 Oct 1999 thoffman@zappa.sax.de wrote:

> I had some strange problems with modreg: sometimes functions
> hang in an infinite loop, consuming 100% CPU time. Especially
> when update()ing models (as in example(ppr)) with sm.method="gcv"
> I found that if I repeated the call after I did interrupt the hang,
> it ran to completion.
>
> After some lengthy debugging I could track down this problem:
>
> sinerp.f, line 22--24 read:
>
> wjm3(1)=0d0
> wjm3(2)=0d0
> wjm3(1)=0d0
>
> This leaves wjm3(3) uninitialized. So after changing these lines to
>
> wjm3(1)=0d0
> wjm3(2)=0d0
> wjm3(3)=0d0
>
> the bug was gone.

Thank you very much! We were aware of occasional problems (but only on
gcc), but had not managed to track them down. In all cases using
-ffloat-store had solved the problem.

I have committed this change for the next release.

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