Re: finding floating point use in the kernel

From: Chris Wedgwood
Date: Wed May 12 2004 - 13:31:36 EST

On Wed, May 12, 2004 at 01:02:45PM -0500, richard.coe@xxxxxxxxxx wrote:

> While trying to track down a problem with some floating point
> calculations, I wrote the following script. Perhaps someone can add
> it to the kernel Makefile to run when the Platform is I386.

As was just pointed out to me, this finds instructions which are never
executed (they are just part of alignment/padding) and decodes them
resulting in false positives.

Christoph pointed out -mm has -msoft-float which I think should be
sufficient to catch anything bad going on by accident.

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