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Re: Bugs in Mathematica ver: 3.0 ?

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  • Subject: [mg7259] Re: Bugs in Mathematica ver: 3.0 ?
  • From: msdavis at ocf.berkeley.edu (Martin Stone Davis)
  • Date: Tue, 20 May 1997 02:58:54 -0400 (EDT)
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On 16 May 1997 03:08:50 -0400, ASU_FS <asu_fs at mailhost.world.net>
wrote:

>I,m having some problem with mathematica ver: 3.0 for Win95 running on a
>Pentium.
>As a test I type in: Timing[Prime{123456789]]. I get the following
>error:
>MathKernel
>This program has performed an illegal operation.....
>The details:
>MathKernel caused a divide error in module MathDll.dll at 0137:0072843e
>
>I can run this test on Mathematica ver 2 for Windows 3.1(on a 486), and
>on Mathematica ver: 3 on a SGI.
>Has anyone come across this problem before, and is there a fix to this.
>
>R.Wathelet.
>

I'm also using Mathematica 3.0 for Win95, and I got the same thing.
Except on mine, the kernel didn't bomb until I attempted to force it
to terminate (hit alt-f4 on kernel window).  It was taking forever to
complete, so that's why I terminated it.

Here is the dump from Norton Crashguard:  
(You'll notice this isn't the first time the kernel has bombed in this
way).

------------

The program 'Mathematica Kernel' caused the error: Integer divide by
zero.  

MATHKERNEL.EXE caused fault #c0000094 in MATHDLL.DLL at address
014f:0072843e

To date, 21 fatal errors have been recorded in this program.  This
particular error was recorded 1 times.
Full path of executable: E:\PROGRAM FILES\WOLFRAM
RESEARCH\MATHEMATICA\3.0\MATHKERNEL.EXE

Registers:
EAX=0001f80d CS=014f EIP=0072843e EFLGS=00010246
EBX=8163e70c SS=0157 ESP=014afb10 EBP=014afb34
ECX=000000fb DS=0157 ESI=00000008 FS=554f
EDX=00000000 ES=0157 EDI=0040190f GS=0000
Bytes at CS:EIP:
f7 75 f0 85 d2 0f 85 2f 00 00 00 8b 45 08 2b d2
Stack dump:
0040190f 00000008 8163e70c 00c679c3 ffffffff 00000000 00000008
0000257a 80000000 014afc20 008b13a1 0001f80d 0040190f 00000008
8163e70c 0040190f


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