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Re: perl: arm non-IEEE fp rounding patch obsolete?

On 1/31/10, Niko Tyni <ntyni@debian.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):
>   http://patch-tracker.debian.org/patch/series/view/perl/5.10.1-9/debian/arm_fp.diff
>  > 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
instructions to
userspace softfloat which is 100% IEEE conformant, so that patch is no
longer needed.


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