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IV25674: INFINITE LOOP WITH _PRAGMA OPERATOR

Fixes are available

August 2012 PTF for XL C for AIX, V12.1
August 2012 PTF for XL C/C++ for AIX, V12.1
November 2012 PTF for XL C for AIX, V12.1
November 2012 PTF for XL C/C++ for AIX, V12.1
March 2013 PTF for XL C for AIX, V12.1
March 2013 PTF for XL C/C++ for AIX, V12.1
XL C/C++ for AIX Fix Pack 4 (June 2013 PTF) for 12.1
XL C/C++ for AIX Fix Pack 5 (September 2013 PTF) for 12.1
XL C/C++ for AIX Fix Pack 7 (January 2014 PTF) for 12.1
XL C for AIX Fix Pack 8 (March 2014 PTF) for 12.1
XL C/C++ for AIX Fix Pack 8 (March 2014 PTF) for 12.1
XL C/C++ for AIX Fix Pack 11 (February 2015 PTF) for 12.1
XL C for AIX Fix Pack 12 (May 2015 PTF) for 12.1
XL C/C++ for AIX Fix Pack 12 (May 2015 PTF) for 12.1
XL C/C++ for AIX Fix Pack 13 (August 2015 Update) for 12.1
XL C/C++ for AIX Fix Pack 14 (December 2015 Update) for 12.1
XL C for AIX Fix Pack 15 (April 2016 Update) for 12.1
XL C/C++ for AIX Fix Pack 15 (April 2016 Update) for 12.1
XL C for AIX Fix Pack 16 (July 2016 Update) for 12.1
XL C/C++ for AIX Fix Pack 16 (July 2016 Update) for 12.1
XL C/C++ for AIX Fix Pack 17 (November 2016 Update) for 12.1
XL C for AIX Fix Pack 17 (November 2016 Update) for 12.1
XL C for AIX Fix Pack 18 (February 2017 Update) for 12.1
XL C/C++ for AIX Fix Pack 18 (February 2017 Update) for 12.1
XL C for AIX Fix Pack 19 (August 2017 Update) for 12.1
XL C/C++ for AIX Fix Pack 19 (August 2017 Update) for 12.1
XL C for AIX Fix Pack 20 (March 2018 Update) for 12.1
XL C/C++ for AIX Fix Pack 20 (March 2018 Update) for 12.1
XL C for AIX Fix Pack 4 (June 2013 PTF) for 12.1
XL C for AIX Fix Pack 5 (September 2013 PTF) for 12.1
XL C for AIX Fix Pack 6 (December 2013 PTF) for 12.1
XL C/C++ for AIX Fix Pack 6 (December 2013 PTF) for 12.1
XL C for AIX Fix Pack 7 (January 2014 PTF) for 12.1
XL C for AIX Fix Pack 9 (July 2014 PTF) for 12.1
XL C/C++ for AIX Fix Pack 9 (July 2014 PTF) for 12.1
XL C for AIX Fix Pack 10 (October 2014 PTF) for 12.1
XL C/C++ for AIX Fix Pack 10 (October 2014 PTF) for 12.1
XL C for AIX Fix Pack 11 (February 2015 PTF) for 12.1
XL C for AIX Fix Pack 13 (August 2015 Update) for 12.1
XL C for AIX Fix Pack 14 (December 2015 Update) for 12.1
XL C/C++ for AIX Fix Pack 21 (January 2019 Update) for 12.1
XL C for AIX Fix Pack 21 (January 2019 Update) for 12.1

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • When compiling source containing a _Pragma preprocessing
    operator, the compiler is entering an infinite loop.  No memory
    is used, so the compile process uses CPU time without ever
    ending, or hitting ulimits.
    
        ===== TEST CASE =====
    
    _Pragma("comment(user,xyz;)")
    

Local fix

  • - Comment out _Pragma statement
    - Remove ';' from _Pragma statment
    

Problem summary

  • PROBLEM DESCRIPTION:
    The xlcentry compiler component encounters an infinite loop if
    there is an unexpected semi-colon ';' in a _Pragma operator.
    
    USERS AFFECTED:
    Who use _Pragma incorrectly, or incorrectly split a string in
    the middle of a macro which expands to a _Pragma.
    

Problem conclusion

  • The infinite loop was corrected and a warning message is now
    output for incorrect _Pragma usage.
    

Temporary fix

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APAR Information

  • APAR number

    IV25674

  • Reported component name

    XL C FOR AIX

  • Reported component ID

    5725C7100

  • Reported release

    C10

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2012-08-03

  • Closed date

    2012-08-03

  • Last modified date

    2012-08-03

  • APAR is sysrouted FROM one or more of the following:

    IV18657

  • APAR is sysrouted TO one or more of the following:

Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    XL C FOR AIX

  • Fixed component ID

    5725C7100

Applicable component levels



Document information

More support for: XL C for AIX
Compiler

Software version: 12.1

Reference #: IV25674

Modified date: 03 August 2012