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Re: Changing x87 precision to full 63bit as default

Dennis Ferguson <dennis.c.ferguson%gmail.com@localhost> writes:

>> Have you run paranoia (with no math options in CFLAGS) with the patch?
>> Is it happy with everything?  If not, can you explain what it objects
>> to, and why it is wrong?
> I'll be happy to run it once the patch goes in.  I'm not sure if it is
> necessary to run it before then since the patch simply makes NetBSD
> on Intel machines behave the way other operating systems do already.
> Note that the original author of paranoia is also the floating point
> arithmetic expert who helped Intel with the design of the x87, which
> was intended to work the way this patch is now allowing it to, so it
> would be surprising if paranoia had any objections to the change.

Thanks.  You running it before and after and explaining to us if you
think all is well sounds like a good plan to me, and I'll withdraw my
objection.  I don't expect the results to change much, because it
already complains (without -ffloat-store which is bogus) on i386.

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