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Re: preempt safe fpu-emulator

To: Atsushi Nemoto <>
Subject: Re: preempt safe fpu-emulator
From: Ralf Baechle <>
Date: Thu, 28 Apr 2005 14:41:18 +0100
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On Wed, Apr 27, 2005 at 02:36:22PM +0900, Atsushi Nemoto wrote:

> Hi.  Here is a patch to make the fpu-emulator preempt-safe.  It would
> be SMP-safe also.
> The 'ieee754_csr' global variable is removed.  Now the 'ieee754_csr'
> is an alias of current->thread.fpu.soft.fcr31.  While the fpu-emulator
> uses different mapping for RM bits (FPU_CSR_Rm vs. IEEE754_Rm), RM
> bits are converted before (and after) calling of cop1Emulate().  If we
> adjusted IEEE754_Rm to match with FPU_CSR_Rm, we can remove ieee_rm[]
> and mips_rm[].  Should we do it?
> With this patch, whole fpu-emulator can be run without disabling
> preempt.  I will post a patch to fix preemption issue soon.

I applied both your patches with some slight cleanup for the endianess
stuff in arch/mips/math-emu/ieee754.h and non-Linux stuff.


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