[fpc-devel] FPC for Linux-ARM

Henry Vermaak henry.vermaak at gmail.com
Wed Jan 19 17:18:13 CET 2011

On 19/01/11 16:02, Felipe Monteiro de Carvalho wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 19, 2011 at 4:56 PM, Michael Schnell<mschnell at lumino.de>  wrote:
>> But AFAIK, when building the Linux Kernel for AR; chips without FPU, you can
>> include an FPU simulation. With that the user software (other than slower
>> execution) does not notice that there is no FPU. As this only costs some
>> hundred bytes of memory, I do suppose that the Kernel for Android devices
>> might be done in that ways.
> Then the manufacturers are not using this linux kernel option, because
> software which uses the FPU will crash at startup in the devices
> without a FPU. And I am 100% sure because I tested several devices and
> several source technologies (FPC apps and also JITed Javascript).

How did it crash?  Your crashes may be due to the fact that fpc passes 
floats incorrectly in function calls, too.


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