Re: perl: arm non-IEEE fp rounding patch obsolete?
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- Subject: Re: perl: arm non-IEEE fp rounding patch obsolete?
- From: Niko Tyni <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Mon, 1 Feb 2010 08:33:25 +0200
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On Sun, Jan 31, 2010 at 10:41:25PM +0000, Martin Guy wrote:
> On 1/31/10, Niko Tyni <email@example.com> 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.
Great, thanks. I'll drop the patch in the next upload.
Niko Tyni firstname.lastname@example.org