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getting libc to work better on an LC040


After a bit of work I've gotten libc built with -msoft-float and a
userland FP emulator.  This basically stops dynamically linked
programs which do no FP work on thier own from segfaulting on a LC040
system.  In real life terms it means that cc and friends have a good
chance of working so one can bootstrap other crashing programs at this
point.  More details at:


binaries at:


source at:


Note that this is based on the 1.5.2 NetBSD libc code.  If you
download it and would like to be kept informed as I make changes
please drop me a note.  I'm somewhat pleased since it makes my
PowerBook 540c work much more reliably, though not perfectly.



Of course it runs NetBSD

Bruce O'Neel                       phone:  +41 22 950 91 57
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