[Mono-list] Moonlight and FPU support

Paolo Molaro lupus at ximian.com
Mon Aug 20 13:03:03 EDT 2007

On 08/20/07 Spencer, Matthew wrote:
> I have been battling for the past few days to get everything in place to
> get moonlight running on our embedded arm platform (processor is an
> ARM926EJ-Sid(wb) ).  I finally get all the dependencies in place, but

Any patches needed for that (or hints)? We planned to try the ARM port in
the next few weeks/months.

> when it comes to running the glassyclock example, I get a 'should not be
> reached' error from within inssel.c.  This turns out to be a catchall
> exception thrown when compiling mono with no hardware FPU support (the
> Is my understanding from this that moonlight will not run on hardware
> without hardware floating point support, or is it a case of implementing
> the missing functionality to get this working.  There does seem to be
> other instructions implemented in inssel-float.brg that target a
> platform with software based FPU (for example CEE_STIND_R8, whereas
> CSS_STIND_R4 does not).

That error just means that not all the cases are handled when compiling
with soft-float support. If you could distill a small test case that
demonstrates the issue and file a bug in bugzilla it would be great.


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