pc386dx exception 6 was Re: 4.6.0pre2 and docs released

Angelo Fraietta angelo_f at bigpond.com
Tue Apr 22 23:57:10 UTC 2003

Angelo Fraietta wrote:

> Joel Sherrill wrote:
>>Software floating point exceptions SHOULD be a "coprocessor unavailable"
>>or #7.  
> Yes, looking back at the email from January 2001, it was an exception 7
>>I am suspicious that the CPU is not an Intel variety and should be
>>as a different CPU model.  If Angelo can track the address down to a
>>instruction (ala printed message plus objdump) and tell us the CPU
>>we can confirm or discredit that.
> As stated in another email, I just tested with a genuine intel 386dx 
> and it also failed.

I just replaced the genuine intel with an AMD386dx and it failed the 
same also. I still have not found the co-processor yet, but if I find it 
I will try plugging it in.

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