cvs commit: doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/faq book.sgml
Michael W. Lucas
mwlucas at blackhelicopters.org
Thu May 12 09:33:00 PDT 2005
On Thu, May 12, 2005 at 06:21:00PM +0200, Erik Trulsson wrote:
> On Thu, May 12, 2005 at 11:43:37AM -0400, Michael W. Lucas wrote:
> > On Thu, May 12, 2005 at 05:28:55PM +0200, Simon L. Nielsen wrote:
> > > On 2005.05.12 15:05:38 +0000, Michael Lucas wrote:
> > > > mwlucas 2005-05-12 15:05:38 UTC
> > > >
> > > > FreeBSD doc repository
> > > >
> > > > Modified files:
> > > > en_US.ISO8859-1/books/faq book.sgml
> > > > Log:
> > > > Rewrite "math co-processor" answer to make it more clear and readable.
> > > >
> > > > Do we even run out-of-the-box on hardware without a math co-processor
> > > > these days?
> > >
> > > I don't think FreeBSD 5 runes without math co-processor at all, but
> > > I'm not sure.
> > I agree: I'm not sure.
> > If someone is sure, I would be more than happy to axe the whole
> > question (along with the other math co-processor FAQs).
> /usr/src/UPDATING says:
> FPU-less support has been removed from FreeBSD. Chances are you won't
> notice. 386+387 support should still work after this change, but
> it is now a minimum requirement for the i386 port that you have real
> FPU hardware.
> This was between 5.1 and 5.2 so all releases from the 5-STABLE branch
> need a real FPU. Note that 4.11 still works with an emulated FPU (and
> is still officially supported) so it might not be wise to remove the
> section entirely.
Checking the docs. What a thought. Axed, thanks!
> (While talking about supported hardware it might also be noted that to
> run 5.x on a real 80386 (+80387 FPU) you need to recompile word+kernel
> with 386 support (see the 2005027 and 20010116 entries in UPDATING),
> and for 6-CURRENT all support for a real 80386 (with or without FPU)
> has been axed completely (20041116 entry in UPDATING))
I'll see if I can put that in.
On the other hand: is that a FAQ? Isn't that in the hardware notes?
Michael W. Lucas mwlucas at FreeBSD.org, mwlucas at BlackHelicopters.org
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