Thanks for your response. My only concern is a square root operation I have to do. Is there some standard routine that will do it for long long or else I can pull out some code from gnu/i386/fpemul to do my computations.
-Parveen. On Wed, 12 Feb 2003, Dan Nelson wrote: > In the last episode (Feb 12), Parveen Patel said: > > Can I use floating point operations inside the FreeBSD kernel version > > 4.7-stable? It used to be a policy not to use it for obvious > > performance probelms. > > You're not supposed to. I think this was the last time it was brought > up: > > http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=746alr%24d44%241%40FreeBSD.csie.NCTU.edu.tw > > > Are there any known work arounds? Like some standard efficient > > techniques to convert floating point operations to fixed point > > operations without losing too much precision. > > Multiply your numbers by 10^9, store everything in long longs, and > write your own printf_fake_fp function that shifts the decimal point? > > -- > Dan Nelson > [EMAIL PROTECTED] > To Unsubscribe: send mail to [EMAIL PROTECTED] with "unsubscribe freebsd-questions" in the body of the message