Subject: Re: Oh, well.
To: None <>
From: Ken Nakata <>
List: macbsd-general
Date: 07/13/1994 19:15:35
   Date: Wed, 13 Jul 94 14:33:29 PDT
   From: Ted Lemon <>

   > 	3) many PBs and Duos do not have FPU's, and we don't have an
   > 	emulator running yet.

   This has been puzzling me for some time now, but I hadn't gotten
   around to asking, so I'll ask now: why does NetBSD require the
   presence of a floating point coprocessor in order to function?

I may be wrong, but I have always thought the reasons are,

	1) The compiler (gcc) assumes the presence of FPU.
	i.e. it generates floating point instructions.

	2) NetBSD/68k port does not have working FPU emulation
	software (yet).

Is this correct?