[fpc-devel] powerpc-linux 2.0 release crash?

Micha Nelissen micha at neli.hopto.org
Thu Jan 24 15:07:13 CET 2008

Jonas Maebe wrote:
> That instruction clears a floating point exception flag (all those flags 
> are cleared by the system unit's startup code). It probably means that 
> your powerpc does not have floating point support (is it an embedded 
> one?). There is no softfloat support for the ppc ports at this time.

Ah, bummer. It has an e500v2 core, which has "embedded" floating point 
support, whatever that means. It does not include fp instructions that 
require floating-point registers (FPRs). The instructions work on the 
GPRs instead?

Is it just startup code, or many places that assume floating point support?


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