Subject: Re: floating point fails
To: Brian Hechinger <>
From: NetBSD mailing list <>
List: port-vax
Date: 01/19/2001 12:27:47
I think you are  rite Brian,
the POLYD emulation is enabled by default.
I noticed some improovements. Before I Was not able to run xv and now
instead xv works with this emulation code stuffed in the kernel but
sad to say a lot of other programs like ghostscript xemacs emacs arla
etc does not work.


On Thu, 18 Jan 2001, Brian Hechinger wrote:

> Chuck McManis drunkenly mumbled...
> > I'll assume its this one:
> >      #options        NO_INSN_EMULATE # CPU does not lack some hardware 
> > instructions.
> > 
> > Its commented out in the GENERIC kernel config that I have, I believe you 
> > want to build a kernel with it enabled.
> look closer.  it's being commented out means the the emulation is enabled. if
> that is not the case, somebody screwed up. :)
> > No, I can't build you a kernel with this turned on, I'm in california and 
> > all my VAXen are on a "rolling blackout" :-(
> NetZero tried hiring me yesterday, when i told them i didn't want to move to
> cailfornia, they couldn't understand.  well, here is just _1_ reason. :)
> -brian
> ps: my power never goes out, although once i get the 10KVA ups hooked up it'll
> go out even less. :)