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SubjectRe: FP in kernelspace
Andi Kleen wrote:
>
> Avi Kivity <avi@argo.co.il> writes:
> >
> > It's also broken for x86-64, which uses sse for floating point, not
> > the x87 fpu.
>
> Sorry, that doesn't make sense.
>

> > kernel_fpu_begin();
> > c = d * 3.14;
> > kernel_fpu_end();

Cannot work on x86-64, even disregarding fp exceptions, because
kernel_fpu_begin() doesn't save the sse state which is used by fp math.

No?

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