On Thu, 28 Apr 2005, Ralf Baechle wrote:
> > When I first integrated the Algorithmics emulator with the Linux kernel
> > several years back, I tried doing something like this but ran into some
> > problem that I cannot recall exactly - there may have been some case
> > where the system expected threads to "inherit" FCSR changes. I agree
> > that this is an obviously cleaner approach, but be careful.
> The global variables definately won't fly anymore in preemptable and SMP
> kernels. Or rather any attempt to get that to work would only make things
> worse, so they had to go.
It depends on how they were actually used -- real FPU circuitry is
"global", too, and somehow it works or at least it has to.