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Re: Impact of ARM kernel floating-point emulation removal on SS4000-E, Lanner EM7210, etc.



Steve, Arnaud, thanks.
 
Maciej

On Fri, Apr 26, 2013 at 11:09 AM, Arnaud Patard <arnaud.patard@rtp-net.org> wrote:
Steve McIntyre <steve@einval.com> writes:

Hi,

> On Fri, Apr 26, 2013 at 10:04:17AM +0200, Maciej Soltysiak wrote:
>>Hi,
>>
>>Can anyone shed some light about current state of this (
>>https://lwn.net/Articles/546840/) and
>>potential impact on SS4000-E, Lanner EM720 and the likes? More precisely:
>>- Is it going to be removed or not (as Linus had objections)
>>- Would that affect these boxes?
>>
>>I mean the Debian .config for 3.2.x do enable NWFPE and I haven't tried
>>deselecting it, anybody knows?
>
> Don't worry about it - the issue was a false alarm and the NWFPE code
> is safe:
>
> http://lists.infradead.org/pipermail/linux-arm-kernel/2013-April/163904.html

>From what I understood, this removal was a problem only for OABI systems
so armel/armhf are not affected anyway.

Arnaud


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