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    SubjectRe: have a look at this proggie, please.
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    Followup to:  <Pine.GSO.4.05.9811191517550.4315-100000@montezuma.acc.umu.se>
    By author: David Weinehall <tao@acc.umu.se>
    In newsgroup: linux.dev.kernel
    > >
    > > Why the surprise? You've generated an exception #0, which Intel
    > > called "divide by zero" in early IA processor manuals, but now call
    > > "divide error". It is raised by any divide where the result overflows.
    >
    > That's NOT an divide by zero...
    >
    > Output:
    >
    > -2147483648 * -1 = -2147483648
    > Floating exception
    > ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    >
    > Quite obviously, -MAXINT-1 * -1 is too large for an integer to hold (by
    > one), but it should *NOT* report a floating exception... Right?!
    >

    No. SIGFPE is the reported exception for integer division overflow or
    division by zero. Illogical, perhaps, but that's the way it is.

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