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On Mon, Jan 14, 2008 at 08:03:44AM +1100, Daniel Carosone wrote:
> - Removing MATH_EMULATE from the kernel *doesn't* mean machines
> without FPU can't run netbsd, or won't be supported. It just means
> that they will need their binaries compiled with -msoft-float,
> rather than relying on emulated cpu insructions. This will be
> faster anyway, and such machines these days will be used for
> special-purpose cases and will benefit in other ways from
> special-purpose builds specific to their needs.
If that is the only difference, then would it be a trivial (and possibly
automated) to have an i386-nofpu port that tracks i386 except for the
compiler option? Make a change to i386 and the automated part generates
the same change in i386-nofpu. The source code would be the same, just
with different binaries.
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