[Mono-bugs] [Bug 76559][Wis] Changed - Software floating point emulation in the JIT

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Sat Jun 24 14:21:42 EDT 2006

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Changed by alp at atoker.com.


--- shadow/76559	2005-10-27 12:11:48.000000000 -0400
+++ shadow/76559.tmp.23971	2006-06-24 14:21:42.000000000 -0400
@@ -27,6 +27,19 @@
 FPA, it doesn't make sense to implement soft-float support (except for
 a few corner cases, which involve no communication with the FPA ABI,
 or you' get a big slowdown with the conversion needed).
 Soft-float support is needed for some other ARM linux distributions
 (as used in the motorola Linux phones, for example), but it is
 irrelevant to the nokia 770.
+------- Additional Comments From alp at atoker.com  2006-06-24 14:21 -------
+"Maemo 2.0 introduces a major binary break due to the adoption of EABI
+toolchain and several API changes requiring porting of all existing
+maemo 1.1 applications to maemo 2.0."
+The new version of the firmware for the Nokia 770 uses the ARM EABI.
+It's now compiled with softfloat, not hardfloat.
+Empirical reports say that people have seen performance improvements
+of "50 times or more" in their FP code

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