On Wed, Jan 28, 2004 at 11:53:12AM -0800, Jun Sun wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 28, 2004 at 02:33:55PM -0500, Daniel Jacobowitz wrote:
> > On Wed, Jan 28, 2004 at 11:26:36AM -0800, Rajesh Palani wrote:
> > > Hi,
> > >
> > > We are using a gcc 2.96 20000731 (Red Hat Linux 7.1 2.96-99.1) GCC
> > > cross-compiler with -msoftfloat to use software floating point routines.
> > >
> > > When we profied an application using the Linux Trace Toolkit, we
> > > observed that there were a lot of CpU (Co-processor unusable)
> > > exceptions. Some of the floating point routines ( eg. __floatdidf)
> > > expect values to be passed in floating point registers and take FP
> > > exceptions even though the application has been built with -msoftfloat.
> > > Is this a general MIPS/GCC issue? What is the status of softfloat for
> > > MIPS in GCC?
> > Try a more recent compiler, that one is ancient. If you configure
> > correctly, you should get no references to the floating point registers
> > at all.
> If glibc is not compiled with -msoftfloat, I think you will get a few
> FPU exceptions from glibc no matter how apps are compiled.
> Actually, will it be a problem if glibc and apps are compiled differently
> (such as in longjump, sig handling area)?
Yes, that will be a problem. Nothing that takes or returns a floating
point value will work either.
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