Alan Cox wrote:
>> I note that sed and printf and such are all susv3.  I have an explicit test 
>> for 32 bit math in the script that cares, and this worked in Red Hat 9 circa 
>> 2003.
> If you are trying to do arbitary precision maths using standard posix
> tools just use dc. That way the standard is explicit about what you will
> get.

The original patch used bc.  Unfortunately, it ran into bc bugs -- on
some platforms like some of akpm's older test machines it would just hang.


H. Peter Anvin, Intel Open Source Technology Center
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