MPC8xx fpu support and compiling glib.

Wolfgang Denk wd at
Sat Apr 13 05:47:18 EST 2002

In message <3CB71524.46DC9F87 at> you wrote:
> > You cannot mix FPU-code and  soft-float  in  one  application/library
> > setup.
> If my kernel has fpu-emulation, do I need to compile soft-float into my
> glibc?

You can compile either ALL libraries and ALL  applications  with,  or
ALL without FP.

> Does putting fpu-emulation in the kernel and not using soft-float in
> glibc
> save me RAM?

Not any significant amount, I think.

Also be awre the the  emulation  code  in  the  kernel  is  far  from
complete or perfect.

Wolfgang Denk

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