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Re: [csmith-dev] Randomly generated program goes in an infinite loop

sameeran joshi <gsocsameeran@gmail.com> writes:

> I just created a random program using randprog and compiled it at various
> levels ( GCC version 7.2.0 ) the program goes in an infinite loop.And this
> happens with many test cases,why does this happen?

The programs created by randprog (and Csmith) are not guaranteed to terminate.

When you use these programs to test a compiler, you need to put a timeout on
their execution.

Happy hacking ---


Eric Eide <eeide@cs.utah.edu>  .         University of Utah School of Computing
http://www.cs.utah.edu/~eeide/ . +1 (801) 585-5512 voice, +1 (801) 581-5843 FAX