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From: "David S. Miller" <email@example.com>
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Subject: Re: errors...
Date: Thu, 7 May 1998 19:21:45 +0200
I've just taken a look at the sources and found that the various
architectures seem to handle this issue differently by default.
Sparc disables the exceptions, Intel enables all IEEE754
exceptions, MIPS only division by zero and overflow and Alpha
handles things a bit different anyway ...
Seems there still is no common dominator on what should be default
and I don't think either 0x00000600 or 0x0 is clearly right or
Log into an IRIX machine, compile a program that prints out the FPU
csr value you see handed to you in main(), 'nuff said, it's zero, and
this is what I did. All the weird FPU exceptions go away and everyone
David S. Miller
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