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problem using ctypes with MMX intrinsics

Is it possible to use ctypes with a shared library which uses MMX/SSE
intrinsics? I can load the library and access functions inside it, but
I getting a seg fault when I hit one of the intrinsics. I'm wondering
if there might be some sort of stack alignment problem.

I am using gcc version 4.2.3 and Python 2.5.2 on Ubuntu 8.04.

Any suggestions would be helpful.
Oct 15 '08 #1
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In message <ma************ *************** ***********@pyt hon.org>, dcharno
I can load the library and access functions inside it, but
I getting a seg fault when I hit one of the intrinsics.
I assume that SIGSEGV indicates some (mis)alignment issue. If the
instructions were not valid, you'd get SIGILL instead.
Oct 15 '08 #2

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