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Re: sqrt via SSE2 registers

Jan Hubicka <> writes:

>> Is there any way of telling gcc that I care so little about precision that
>> I'm prepared to have it compute the square roots of objects in SSE2
>> registers by using SQRTSD rather than by storing the register to memory,
>> loading it onto the FP stack and calling fsqrt?
>> I've tried (on the principle of sticking in anything that might have an
>> effect)
>> -O3 -march=pentium4 -msse2 -mfpmath=sse{,387} -ffast-math \
>> -mno-fancy-math-387
>> but nonetheless always get the worst-of-both-worlds behavior described
>> above.
>> Am I just being too optimistic about mainline gcc's current level of support
>> for the P4? There is a sqrtdf2_1 instruction in which looks as if it
>> should behave correctly.
> Isn't this library issue? Some glibc redefine the sqrt as asm statement.
> I get:
> u-pl5:/tmp/egcs/build/gcc$ more t.c                                             double a;
> main()
> {
>    a=sqrt(a);
> }
> u-pl5:/tmp/egcs/build/gcc$ ./xgcc t.c -O2 -S -B ./ -march=pentium4  -mfpmath=sse -ffast-math

Add -D__NO_MATH_INLINES to avoid the usage of glibc' inline function,

 Andreas Jaeger
  SuSE Labs

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