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Re: synching with minios

It's probably worth observing that unconditional dependence on floating point 
also caused problems for Mirage running within the FreeBSD kernel, and would 
also be a problem for embedded microcontroller/etc systems, should the 
smallness and potential verifiability properties of Mirage become appealing 
there. It would be lovely to see Mirage, and by implication the OCaml runtime, 
make dependence on floating point optional.


On 11 Dec 2012, at 09:41, Anil Madhavapeddy <anil@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> While updating the OCaml runtime to 4.00 (which now boots!), I also looked at 
> recent MiniOS changes, and found this:
> http://xenbits.xen.org/hg/xen-unstable.hg/rev/c9f621893a05
> ...which adds floating point initialisation to MiniOS also.  This was the 
> root cause of the floating point exceptions that Balraj was seeing when 
> running Xen 4.2 on i7 CPUs.  Always worth checking upstream first :)
> I'm doing a quick sync of the MiniOS tree with ours too, while I'm here.  
> It's not quite so "mini" upstream anymore, with many many new drivers that we 
> don't need, but there are some useful cleanups in the memory management layer 
> as well.
> -anil



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