I've downloaded the sources (2.9Mb for just gcc, not gas etc), but due
to a rather small HD I've been unable to untar them completely, so I
cannot recompile or anything. I could get one of the floating point
packages floating around, if that is the problem, but my understanding
is that the current binary cannot take advantage of them anyway. Could
somebody please tell me what's the story behind the gcc floating point?
advTHANKSance, Linus Torvalds
PS. No it's not a big problem, even without optimization I get around
7000 dhrystones, I'm just wondering. And yes - I'll get a bigger HD as
soon as my somewhat strained economy can make it 8-).
I had the same problem, and after a while I found that coprocessor
instructions were not causing an exception even though I don't have a
387. Apparently the bios (which minix uses to enter protected mode) on
my machine doesn't set the EM bit of CR0 to indicate the lack of a
coprocessor, so any fp instructions just get ignored. Since the minix
patches for gcc depend on SIGFPE being generated when an fp instruction
is encountered, things get screwed up pretty quickly. I fixed the
problem by adding a quick hack to klib386.x; probably it would be better
to add code which determines whether or not a coprocessor is present,
but that was too much trouble, and this worked for me:
*** klib386.x~ Wed Mar 13 02:52:32 1991
--- klib386.x Thu Mar 21 14:22:43 1991
*** 417,422 ****
--- 417,423 ----
+ or eax,#4 | turn on fp coprocessor emulation
in case that gets mangled, here it is uuencoded:
pa...@polari.uucp or ...!uw-beaver!sumax!polari!paulc
> Is there a list of functional MINUX download sites that someone can
> provide ?
A big bad boy like you doesn't use MINUX. I recommend MAXUX for someone
BIG like you.
Have you tried googling for the OS you're looking for? Try using the
name as spelled in the name of the news group. And I don't mean
Actually I wonder why you crossposted to alt.religion.dake-bonoism, misc.misc?
Regards -- Markus