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Re: floating point libarary for mips

To: Deepak Shenoy <deepak@ishoni.com>
Subject: Re: floating point libarary for mips
From: Florian Lohoff <flo@rfc822.org>
Date: Wed, 11 Apr 2001 17:56:02 +0200
Cc: linux-mips@oss.sgi.com
In-reply-to: <7019982E6729D511914E00C04F0CCD250B44A4@leonoid.in.ishoni.com>; from deepak@ishoni.com on Wed, Apr 11, 2001 at 09:07:53PM +0530
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On Wed, Apr 11, 2001 at 09:07:53PM +0530, Deepak Shenoy wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> Our MIPS processor does not have a floating point unit. But when I build the
> kernel with "soft-float" option I would get many undefined references. So I
> guess I would need to include the soft floating point library. Where can i
> get this? Any pointers would help me.

The kernel itself does not use floating point ops so you need/must not
compile the kernel with soft-float - Another option is to just
enable the kernel floating point emulator as that will enable you
to run unmodified binarys in userspace.

Flo
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Florian Lohoff                  flo@rfc822.org             +49-5201-669912
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