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Re: revise -mfpmath=sse comparisons (povray test picture failure)


Hello Richard!

Tested on i686 and x86-64 linux, and with a povray 3.6 benchmark run.
The runtime of the povray benchmark improved 2.0% on the p4, and 7.9%
on the athlon64.  The later is surely helped by the amd64 abi being
designed for use with fpmath=sse.



With todays mainline [gcc version 4.0.0 20050114 (experimental)] the pictures rendered by povray-3.50c are wrong. They look like overexposed photographs with their colors reversed. A rendered picture from scenes/advanced/abyss.pov is attached to this message.

These are CFLAGS from src/Makefile:
CFLAGS = -O3 -march=pentium4 -mfpmath=sse -mno-fancy-math-387 -ffast-math -D__NO_MATH_INLINES -finline-functions -fomit-frame-pointer -funroll-loops -fexpensive-optimizations -malign-double -foptimize-sibling-calls -minline-all-stringops -Wno-multichar
CXXFLAGS = $(NOMULTICHAR) -O3 -march=pentium4 -mfpmath=sse -mno-fancy-math-387 -ffast-math -D__NO_MATH_INLINES -finline-functions -fomit-frame-pointer -funroll-loops -fexpensive-optimizations -malign-double -foptimize-sibling-calls -minline-all-stringops -Wno-multichar


If -mfpmath=sse is substituted with -mfpmath=387, rendered pictures look OK to me.

Uros.

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