Subject: Re: Structuring an MPC821/823/860 Port
To: Wolfgang Solfrank <>
From: Simon Burge <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 03/31/2000 22:38:19
Wolfgang Solfrank wrote:

> Whether to have two userlands, or just two libc, makes more sense, I'm not
> really sure about.  For the base distribution, just using a separate
> libc should probably be enough.  Some floating point intensive stuff
> may be different kettle of fish.

Currently the hpcmips people are using a kernel fpe so as to be binary
compatible with other little-endian MIPS ports.  I believe that there
was a performance drop by doing things this way over using soft-float,
but the benefits of single userland and existing binary package support
outweighed this.