Subject: Re: sun3 - msoft-float
To: None <>
From: Matthias Pfaller <>
List: port-sun3
Date: 08/24/2001 09:12:43
In article <>, (Curt Sampson) writes:
> (Summary: storing and reloading FPU state is expensive, and most code,
> including the kernel, makes little to no use of the FPU. So it's
> cheaper to do any floating point in the kernel in software than it is
> to store/reload the FPU state with every entrance to the kernel.)

As far as I remember using -msoftfloat isn't used to force the kernel to
do floating point in software, but to give you a linktime error if you'd
accidently use floating point inside the kernel.

Regards, Matthias
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