Subject: Re: Floating point in the kernel
To: Jason Thorpe <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Chris G. Demetriou <email@example.com>
Date: 09/18/1998 10:12:19
Jason Thorpe <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Kernel threads wouldn't solve this, either. Kernel threads are just that:
> kernel code, but with their own context. It has the same problems as any
> kernel code using FP.
I believe that the notion was that one day that might be 'fixed.'
But, because there are lots of them and they may switch often, you
really want kernel thread switching ot be as lightweight as
possible... So i still think it's unlikely.
Chris Demetriou - email@example.com - http://www.netbsd.org/People/Pages/cgd.html
Disclaimer: Not speaking for NetBSD, just expressing my own opinion.
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