[lkml]   [2010]   [Aug]   [3]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
Messages in this thread
    SubjectRe: [PATCH] trivial, document that div64_u64() is not precise on 32bit platforms

    On Tue, 2010-08-03 at 15:28 -0700, Andrew Morton wrote:
    > Well that was a bit lazy of us - I wonder how hard it is to fix.
    > At present people will test their code on 64-bit only to find out
    > later
    > that it doesn't work correctly on 32-bit. Bad. Perhaps we should
    > similarly break the 64-bit version :)

    I just talked to Brian. He's got an implementation that does the
    division correctly. He's going to clean it up and send you a patch so
    that it will work without losing precision on both 32b and 64b. It is
    based upon public domain code from and
    has been proven to be correct in all cases.


     \ /
      Last update: 2010-08-04 02:15    [W:0.018 / U:243.648 seconds]
    ©2003-2017 Jasper Spaans. hosted at Digital OceanAdvertise on this site