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    SubjectRe: [PATCH][EFI] Run EFI in physical mode
    On Fri, Aug 13, 2010 at 4:16 PM, H. Peter Anvin <> wrote:
    > I guess my real question was "is this something IA64 could benefit from
    > and/or could we make the IA64 code more similar to the x86 bits"?

    If Eric's recollection about the "weird floating point fixup routines"[1]
    performance issues are correct - then ia64 won't want to do this.


    [1] more usually called FPSWA - floating point software assist - which
    handle a bunch or corner cases in denormalized floating point values
    that the h/w doesn't cover.

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