[Bug 1740] Change PowerPC multi-libs for e200 and e500 cores

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Tue Mar 1 15:08:20 UTC 2011


--- Comment #26 from dufault at hda.com 2011-03-01 09:08:19 CST ---
(In reply to comment #25)
> (In reply to comment #24)
> > I emailed the people listed on the math_efp.c file and this file apparently is
> > just the tip.
> > 
> > ======
> > Is the interest in the decode logic in math_efp.c or the actual IEEE fixup
> > code?  The fixup code utilized the GPL FP emulation library code so I think
> > we'd be hard pressed to license that under BSD (which is the more difficult
> > part of the work).
> > ======
> > 
> > How should I respond?  If they relicense the math_efp.c decode file, where do
> > we get the fixup code from?
> Thanks Joel for the update. Maybe they have some example code independent of
> Linux at Freescale.  I will also contact a local representative from Freescale.
> On the other hand this IEEE 754 issue is not a show stopper for the multi-lib
> changes.

Here is a link:
"SoftFloat is a free, high-quality software implementation of the IEC/IEEE
Standard for Binary Floating-point Arithmetic..."

I believe the license is OK:

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