init fails w/ new build of gcc & glibc

Joe Green jgreen at
Sat Aug 18 08:28:50 EST 2001

Mark Hatle wrote:
> But on a processor like the 405 it "can be" compatable using the
> CONFIG_MATH_EMULATION.  The catch is that you have a lot more overhead
> doing emulation.... (The emulation itself is pretty fast, certainly no
> slower then the software code invoked in -msoft-float..)

In theory, the compiler can also optimize user-space emulation better
(move code around, use different registers).  In practice, I don't know
that this has a significant effect.

Joe Green <jgreen at>
MontaVista Software, Inc.

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