Re: [PATCHv3 6/11] HWMON: Fixed point conversion gives linktimeerror

From: Guenter Roeck
Date: Fri May 20 2011 - 10:01:34 EST

On Fri, May 20, 2011 at 06:57:18AM -0400, Ashish Jangam wrote:
> Hi,
> As requested approximation of battery temperature calculation with fixed point conversion is tried but it causes couple of link time errors, like undefined reference to __aeabi_i2d at sprintf(). Have a look at the function da9052_read_tbat(); we feel that this function should not be supported else there will be a prerequisite to the support the required floating point library. Enabling FPE_NWFPE support in the kernel gives the same link time errors.
You have defined

#define LOGN2 0.693147181

and use it, which makes the entire calculation a floating point calculation
and defeats the purpose. The idea would have been to define something like

#define CAL_LOG2(nr) ((int)((ilog2(nr) - ilog2(100)) * 693147181LL / 1000000000LL))

Also, there is no need for rounding, say, 0.003355705 to 0.0034, or 2.5 to 3.
Add a few digits, like above, and remove them afterwards.

x * 2.5 = x * 5 / 2.
x * 33.55705 = x * 3355705 / 100000

Just be careful that you don't get overflows.

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