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Date:	Fri, 19 Sep 2014 02:40:01 +0100
From:	Will Deacon <will.deacon@....com>
To:	Russell King - ARM Linux <linux@....linux.org.uk>
Cc:	Stephen Boyd <sboyd@...eaurora.org>,
	"linux-arm-kernel@...ts.infradead.org" 
	<linux-arm-kernel@...ts.infradead.org>,
	"linux-arm-msm@...r.kernel.org" <linux-arm-msm@...r.kernel.org>,
	Stepan Moskovchenko <stepanm@...eaurora.org>,
	"linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org" <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 3/3] arm: vfp: Bounce undefined instructions in vectored
 mode

On Thu, Sep 18, 2014 at 11:55:31PM +0100, Russell King - ARM Linux wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 18, 2014 at 02:43:12PM -0700, Stephen Boyd wrote:
> > From: Stepan Moskovchenko <stepanm@...eaurora.org>
> > 
> > Certain ARM CPU implementations (e.g. Cortex-A15) may not raise a
> > floating- point exception whenever deprecated short-vector VFP
> > instructions are executed. Instead these instructions are treated
> > as UNALLOCATED. Change the VFP exception handling code to emulate
> > short-vector instructions even if FPEXC exception bits are not
> > set.
> 
> Purely out of interest, how much use do these instructions have in
> real programs?

They're seldom used, but there are apps in the app store that use short
vectors to play music.

Will
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