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On Mon, Jan 21, 2008 at 05:31:50PM +0200, Heikki Suonsivu wrote:
> I would suggest to keep MATH_EMULATE in (and fixing it) instead of
> dropping support or making separate soft-float port. I have been
> looking if MATH_EMULATE could be brought back to FreeBSD or
> -msoft-float could work out there, and my current view is that making
> a soft-float work seems equally complex as keeping MATH_EMULATE alive,
> and does have a cost of keeping all separate installation
> infrastructure and package trees.
(a) MATH_EMULATE is slow.
(b) Keeping all the overhead in userland is not as bad.
(c) Serious, you are talking about hardware with limited computation
power -- binary compatibility is not such a big deal for that.
That said, I have to take a look at how much work -msoft-float really
is. I would be willing to fix it.
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