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    SubjectRe: [RFC] div64_64 support II
    Andi Kleen wrote:
    >> The problem with these algorithms that tradoff one or more
    >> multiplies in order to avoid a divide is that they don't
    >> give anything and often lose when both multiplies and
    >> divides are emulated in software.
    > Actually on rereading this: is there really any Linux port
    > that emulates multiplies in software? I thought that was only
    > done on really small microcontrollers or smart cards; but anything
    > 32bit+ that runs Linux should have hardware multiply, shouldn't it?

    SPARC < v8 does multiplies using an MSTEP instruction.

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