Subject: Re: Two versions of libm vs. real coproc emulation
To: Michael Graff <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: John Brezak <email@example.com>
Date: 12/19/1994 08:55:30
> Has anyone ever thought of working on the math coproc emulation code in
> NetBSD to try to make it emulate the floating processor more closely, so
> libm can be compiled be default to use the fpu instructions?
> I at least am getting tired of having to edit that Makefile every time I
> sup to get some form of speed out of math.
> If not, I may attack this eventually, but it will most certainly be a while
> before I have the chance to do much with it.
Have a look in FreeBSD /sys/gnu/i386/fpemul . It is from
W. Metzenthen, 22 Parker St, Ormond, Vic 3163,
Australia. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
It is copylefted, so I'm not sure if this is really suitable. What might
be interesting is to make this code modload'able. Leave the existing
math_emulate.c code there for yucks, never build it into the kernel and
load the emulator for those systems that don't have a (working) math
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