SPE scalar float instructions

Aldy Hernandez aldyh@redhat.com
Wed Dec 15 17:16:00 GMT 2004

On Tue, Dec 14, 2004 at 07:42:19PM -0800, Zack Weinberg wrote:
> Currently, the SPE scalar float instructions are predicated on
> but not on TARGET_SPE.  This can cause problems in an embedded context
> - as one of CodeSourcery's customers points out,
> > This will indeed post a problem, because those instructions require
> > MSR[SPE] bit be set, which is not true for all cases.  SPE unavailable
> > exception may result.

I'm not sure I follow the above? (??)

> I'm wondering if TARGET_SPE should be added to the controlling
> condition for all those instructions.  Thoughts?

As Kumar mentioned, a there may be a chip with SPE but not FP in the

Also, suppose you have -mspe=yes -mfloat-gprs=no (or the opposite).


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