>>>>> On Thu, 28 Apr 2005 18:06:53 +0200, "Kevin D. Kissell" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
kevink> The global variable thing was clearly not SMP safe - but then
kevink> again, the 32-bit MIPS kernel we were working with wasn't SMP
kevink> safe either, in those days. ;o)
Also, IIRC, old FPU ownership management ("lazy fpu switch") was
somewhat broken (or fragile at least) in those days. The current code
is more robust (and simple, I suppose).
kevink> But *if* - and it may not really (or no longer) be the case -
kevink> there is an implicit assumption that some FCSR state is
kevink> preserved on a context switch, it would be more correct to map
kevink> the ieee754_csr symbol to a per-CPU variable than a per-thread
Thanks for your advise. I believe there is not a such assumption now.
Any newly created process always start with CP1 disabled, and on the
first CP1 unusable exception FCSR will be initialized to 0.