Subject: Re: Ian's Xkernel
To: None <>
From: Scott Ellis <>
List: port-sun3
Date: 04/15/1997 17:21:20
In "Re: Ian's Xkernel", Ian Dall <> wrote: 
> Alan DeKok <> writes:
> That would be right.
>   > Is there any way to fix this?
> I'm not sure where we are at with fpu emulation in NetBSD.  There are
> two ways to go about this. One is to compile everything with
> -msoft-float, but I am not sure if we have the libraries.  Cleaner but
> a bit slower I would think is to emulate fp in the kernel.  If it is
> just a matter of adding a kernel config option, then it is no big
> deal, but I am not interested in recompiling X to save the cost of an
> fpu.

You should just be able to use the kernel math emulation ("options 
FPU_EMULATE").  This works for everything but LC040 machines last
I heard.

BTW, thanks for the R6.3 bins Ian.  You've saved everyone a lot of

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