OtpR8B loops on configure
Fri Nov 9 11:08:46 CET 2001
Bruce Fitzsimons writes:
> Thanks Mikael,
> > I would suspect a hardware or software problem specific to your machine.
> > I have a test box with a similar configuration (233MHz Pentium MMX,
> > RedHat 6.2), and it has no problem with the test for unreliable f.p.
> > exceptions. (They're reliable.)
> Weird. I will have to think if I have changed anything. Did this FP
> exception code exist in R7B or is it new with HiPe/R8B?
It's new in R8. It's used to improve performance for f.p. intensive
code by avoiding a large number of usually pointless error checks.
If I remember correctly, it gave a 10-20% speedup or so on pseudoknot.
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