Re: perl: arm non-IEEE fp rounding patch obsolete?
On 1/31/10, Niko Tyni <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I'm looking at non-upstreamed Debian perl patches, and I figured I'd
> check with you before dropping this one from 5.8.7-9 (Dec 2005):
> > Subject: Skip two Math::Complex tests on the arm architectures.
> > Some tests fail on ARM due to non-IEEE fp rounding rules in the kernel
> > fp emulation.
> The skipped tests pass if I unapply the patch and run the tests on agricola.d.o.
> Is there a chance this is still needed on systems without a floating point
> coprocessor or something like that?
The Debian ARM port has changed from kernel emulation of hardfloat FPA
userspace softfloat which is 100% IEEE conformant, so that patch is no