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SubjectRe: [RFC] div64_64 support
On Tue, 6 Mar 2007 20:48:41 +0100
Andi Kleen <andi@firstfloor.org> wrote:

> On Tue, Mar 06, 2007 at 10:29:41AM -0800, Stephen Hemminger wrote:
> > Don't count the existing Newton-Raphson out. It turns out that to get enough
> > precision for 32 bits, only 4 iterations are needed. By unrolling those, it
> > gets much better timing.
>
> But did you fix the >2^43 bug too?

It was caused by not doing x^2 in 64 bit.

>
> SGI has already shipped 10TB Altixen, so it's not entirely theoretical.
>
> -Andi
>


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Stephen Hemminger <shemminger@linux-foundation.org>
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