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Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH 01/10] target-arm: Make Neon helper routines use

From: Blue Swirl
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH 01/10] target-arm: Make Neon helper routines use correct FP status
Date: Sun, 3 Apr 2011 14:52:24 +0300

On Sun, Apr 3, 2011 at 2:21 PM, Peter Maydell <address@hidden> wrote:
> On 3 April 2011 12:10, Blue Swirl <address@hidden> wrote:
>> On Sun, Apr 3, 2011 at 1:51 PM, Peter Maydell <address@hidden> wrote:
>>> But I can submit a patch to do that if it's the right thing.
>> It's not so much about correctness, but performance. All generated
>> code already has access to global env, so passing it via helper
>> arguments requires extra instructions which can be avoided.
> Yes; I meant "right thing" in the more general senses of "is best
> practice for qemu code" and "causes my patches to be accepted" :-)
> Anyway, how about I do a version of this patch which moves
> the affected neon helpers to op_helper.c rather than adding
> an env parameter (which would avoid changes that a cleanup
> would just have to revert); but leave patch 10 as-is (that's
> the one which is touching vfp helpers, but it is just cleanup
> which isn't changing how they handle env) ?
> Then I can do a separate patchset to move other helpers,
> rather than tangling a code-cleanup patchset with Neon
> correctness fixes.

Sounds OK to me, but this is entirely up to you and ARM maintainers.

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