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Re: [ppc patch] soft-float

From: Stefan Reinauer
Subject: Re: [ppc patch] soft-float
Date: Wed, 6 Oct 2004 09:10:29 +0200
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* Marco Gerards <address@hidden> [041004 13:24]:
> > Our options are either to enable MSR:FP ourselves or to disable this 
> > behavior. Either is easy enough, but since there is no real reason to use 
> > FP in GRUB I chose to disable it.
> You mean we have to choose between hardware floating point
> calculations or doing this in software?  If it is possible, it would
> be nice to do this in hardware, also because this will reduce the code
> size.
> But floating point instructions are not used that much so I will apply
> this patch.
Are there _any_? I would expect that a bootloader gets along nicely
without FP instructions at all. 

I think the patch is valuable not only for those machines with FPU
disabled, but also for those with no FPU at all..


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