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Re: NON FPU cpus - way to go

To: "Maciej W. Rozycki" <>
Subject: Re: NON FPU cpus - way to go
From: Geert Uytterhoeven <>
Date: Thu, 8 Feb 2001 11:53:52 +0100 (MET)
Cc: Alan Cox <>, Florian Lohoff <>,,
In-reply-to: <>
On Thu, 8 Feb 2001, Maciej W. Rozycki wrote:
> On Wed, 7 Feb 2001, Alan Cox wrote:
> > Also we missed a trick on the x86 and I want to fix that one day, which is
> > to have an __fpu ELF segment so if you boot an FPU emu kernel on an fpu
> > box you regain 47K
>  A good idea, even though hardly anyone needs the emulator for i386 these
> days. ;-) 

Yep, I put it on my m68k TODO list as well ;-)

Alternatively you can make (most of) it a loadable module. I don't think
/sbin/modprobe needs the FPU :-)



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