[fpc-devel] Re: vfp exception issues with freepascal

shawn shawnlandden at gmail.com
Sun Jul 29 02:29:53 CEST 2012

On Sat, 2012-07-28 at 23:31 +0100, peter green wrote: 
> shawn wrote:
> > http://sourceware.org/ml/libc-ports/2012-06/msg00021.html
> >
> > I quote: "ARM VFPv3 and VFPv4 do not support trapping floating-point
> > exceptions; 
> > VFPv2, VFPv3U and VFPv4U do.  The lack of support causes the glibc 
> > math/test-fenv test to fail on VFPv3 and VFPv4 systems
> Am I correctly intepreting this as "most current armv7 implementations don't
> support trapping exceptions but some of them do or may do in the future"?
> If there is then IMO we do need to get the fix for the inverted 
> exception masking
> in freepascal into wheezy.

What it means it that, if the diagnosis of the problem is correct, then
the package is broken on some supported armhf/armv7 hardware, just not
the hardware you were testing on. (hardware with VFPv3U and VFPv4U) With
the same bug.
-Shawn Landden

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