Subject: Re: Floating point in the kernel
To: None <>
From: Andreas Gustafsson <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 09/18/1998 23:53:58
> If he does the computations using fixpoint arithmetics, he won't need
> any hardware floating point at all, and no kernel modifications.

This is not really an option, because signal processing code does lots
of multiplies, and nowadays it is typical for integer multiplies to be 
several times slower than floating point ones.
Andreas Gustafsson,