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Re: [newbie] Floating point
Making, drinking tea and reading an opus magnum from Jack J. Woehr:
> Theo de Raadt wrote:
> > There are many reasons to not permit FP in the kernel.
> > Numerous reasons.
> Ooh! A brain teaser. Let's see:
> - Indeterminate execution time of calculations
> - Extreme niche complexity of FP math not the domain of kernel hackers
> - Inability to handle FP exceptions meaningfully in kernel
> - Exponentially increased Murphyite chance for div-by-0 in kernel
> How's my score? Which ones have I missed? :-)
the main one: it's not going to change. deal w/ it.
paranoic mickey (my employers have changed but, the name has remained)