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Re: FPU emulator unsafe for SMP?

To: Jun Sun <jsun@mvista.com>
Subject: Re: FPU emulator unsafe for SMP?
From: Florian Lohoff <flo@rfc822.org>
Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2002 10:27:35 +0100
Cc: Greg Lindahl <lindahl@conservativecomputer.com>, linux-mips@oss.sgi.com
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On Tue, Feb 19, 2002 at 08:24:34PM -0800, Jun Sun wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 19, 2002 at 10:28:35PM -0500, Greg Lindahl wrote:
> > Alpha seems to always save the fpu state (the comments say that gcc
> > always generates code that uses it in every user process.)
> 
> I think the comment might be an execuse. :-)  Never heard of gcc
> generating unnecessary floating point code.
> 

Its not gcc its glibc's startup code i guess ... 

Flo
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