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authorLinus Torvalds <torvalds@ppc970.osdl.org>2005-04-16 15:20:36 -0700
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+Release notes for Linux Kernel VFP support code
+-----------------------------------------------
+
+Date: 20 May 2004
+Author: Russell King
+
+This is the first release of the Linux Kernel VFP support code. It
+provides support for the exceptions bounced from VFP hardware found
+on ARM926EJ-S.
+
+This release has been validated against the SoftFloat-2b library by
+John R. Hauser using the TestFloat-2a test suite. Details of this
+library and test suite can be found at:
+
+ http://www.cs.berkeley.edu/~jhauser/arithmetic/SoftFloat.html
+
+The operations which have been tested with this package are:
+
+ - fdiv
+ - fsub
+ - fadd
+ - fmul
+ - fcmp
+ - fcmpe
+ - fcvtd
+ - fcvts
+ - fsito
+ - ftosi
+ - fsqrt
+
+All the above pass softfloat tests with the following exceptions:
+
+- fadd/fsub shows some differences in the handling of +0 / -0 results
+ when input operands differ in signs.
+- the handling of underflow exceptions is slightly different. If a
+ result underflows before rounding, but becomes a normalised number
+ after rounding, we do not signal an underflow exception.
+
+Other operations which have been tested by basic assembly-only tests
+are:
+
+ - fcpy
+ - fabs
+ - fneg
+ - ftoui
+ - ftosiz
+ - ftouiz
+
+The combination operations have not been tested:
+
+ - fmac
+ - fnmac
+ - fmsc
+ - fnmsc
+ - fnmul