FFI complex math does not work on 32 bit machine with rust 1.2


Here is basically the same example code from: http://rustbyexample.com/std_misc/ffi.html


name = "complex"
version = "0.1.0"
authors = ["andres"]

libc = "*"


extern crate libc;

#[derive(Clone, Copy)]
pub struct FFIComplex32 {
    pub re: libc::c_float,
    pub im: libc::c_float,

extern {
    pub fn cexpf(z: FFIComplex32) -> FFIComplex32;

fn main() {
    let c = unsafe {cexpf(FFIComplex32 {re: 0.0, im: 0.0})};

    println!("Hello, world!");

The problem is that it only works on 64 bit machine.
If I try the same thing on 32 bit Ubuntu, I got:

rust-gdb -statistics --args ./target/debug/complex
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Command execution time: 0.000000 (cpu), 0.000003 (wall)
Space used: 1269760 (+0 for this command)
Reading symbols from ./target/debug/complex...done.
(gdb) run
Starting program: /mnt/hgfs/Development/cubehub/complex/target/debug/complex
[Thread debugging using libthread_db enabled]
Using host libthread_db library "/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libthread_db.so.1".
Hello, world!

Program received signal SIGSEGV, Segmentation fault.
0xbf800000 in ?? ()
Command execution time: 0.112000 (cpu), 0.118593 (wall)
Space used: 5021696 (+3379200 for this command)

rustc 1.2.0 (082e47636 2015-08-03)


Bug filed in rust-by-example to use a different example – it’s not portable.


RFC issue tracking adding some way to interface with C’s complex.