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    SubjectRe: Float numbers in module programming
    beware wrote:

    >i wonder if it is available to use float numbers in a module programming.
    >Because, when I'm look for the param_get functions, i find them only
    >for integers (long, short, and others) but none for the float numbers.
    >Thanks for yours answer.
    The short answer is no, don't bother.

    If you touch the floating point registers in kernel code, then
    you mess them up for any user program that use floating point.

    It can be done, but then you have to take all sorts of precations
    saving the registers before using them, and restoring them
    when finished. And you must prevent context switching
    while you have them!

    If you need a few computations, try to do it with fixed point
    instead if at all possible. Or emulate floating point,
    or have a userspace helper app to do it.
    It all depends on what you think you need floats for.

    Helge Hafting
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