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Re: Bug#111581: more information needed on your bug report



On Tue, Aug 20, 2002 at 05:57:07PM -0400, Ben Collins wrote:
> Seems there is. The Cypress is a v7 CPU, but with a sun4m MMU. So it's
> sort of inbetween what is commonly accepted as a sun4c and a sun4m.
[...]
> Yes. The solution is in the HWCAP's. The kernel sets the Elf flags
> properly, so the code just needs to check them. If HWCAP_SPARC_MULDIV is
> set, then you can use hardware muldiv functions. Otherwise, it needs the
> software version.
> 
> What I don't understand is why xfree86 is trying to handle this itself.
> Glibc has these functions already, so it seems the code is a waste. This
> is definitely a bug in xfree86. I'm working on a patch right now.

Well, probably because XFree86 tries to be insanely portable, and can't
rely on the GNU extensions to the C library.

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