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Re: FP emulation patch available

To: "Andrew R. Baker" <>, "Linux SGI" <>, <>, <>
Subject: Re: FP emulation patch available
From: "Bradley D. LaRonde" <>
Date: Mon, 6 Mar 2000 23:16:33 -0500
References: <Pine.LNX.3.96.1000306220330.12659B-100000@lithium>
I would jump right on this but I really need it for 2.3.47+.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Andrew R. Baker" <>
To: "Linux SGI" <>; <>;
Sent: Monday, March 06, 2000 11:12 PM
Subject: FP emulation patch available

> I have made a patch against the 2.2.13 CVS kernel from the patch that
> Kevin Kissell (sp?) put out earlier.  This patch is a subset of Kevin's
> patch.  It includes the following pieces:
> 1) FPU emulation support
> 2) removal of the MIPS instruction bitfields (replaced with macros)
> 3) mips_cpu stucture and C based cpu identification
> I think a gdb segment snuck in there too.
> The patch is available at:
> Could interested parties please look at it and provide more testing than
> me and my Indigo2.  My next goal is to intergrate the FP unimplemented
> exception code into the FPU emulation framework.  I then shall see about
> moving it all to 2.3 (I may move parts sooner if necessary).
> Comments appreciated,
> Andrew
> P.S.  Ralf & others, since I keep changing desktop machines I do not
> believe I have submit access to CVS anymore.  If this patch is
> satisfactory, could one of you submit it to the archive for me?

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