Why is -msoft-float used in Kernel compilation?

Michel Lanners mlan at cpu.lu
Mon Feb 15 08:10:52 EST 1999

On  13 Feb, this message from Gavriel State echoed through cyberspace:
> I can understand using -msoft-float if CONFIG__8xx is on,
> but why use it when compiling for 60x or 7x0 CPUs?

I've heard something about a 'no floiting point in kernel' rule, and
I've tried compiling without -msoft-float.... it does boot, but it's an
ugly sight... fp warning messages all over!

I have, however, never seen a clear explanation of why that rule

Any guru around?


Michel Lanners                 |  " Read Philosophy.  Study Art.
23, Rue Paul Henkes            |    Ask Questions.  Make Mistakes.
L-1710 Luxembourg              |
email   mlan at cpu.lu            |
http://www.cpu.lu/~mlan        |                     Learn Always. "

[[ This message was sent via the linuxppc-dev mailing list. Replies are ]]
[[ not forced back to the list, so be sure to  Cc linuxppc-dev  if your ]]
[[ reply is of general interest. To unsubscribe from linuxppc-dev, send ]]
[[ the message 'unsubscribe' to linuxppc-dev-request at lists.linuxppc.org ]]

More information about the Linuxppc-dev mailing list