[PLUG] Floating Point arithmetic in the Kernel

Shantanoo Mahajan shantanoo at gmail.com
Sat Aug 18 07:38:12 PDT 2007


On 18-Aug-07, at 7:16 PM, Ashutosh Adkar wrote:

> Hi,
>              Can anybody please tell me the reason as to why  
> floating point
> arithmetic is not very convinient in kernel code as against user code?
>

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Did you watch 'Matrix' movie?
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Integer calculations are much more faster than floating point  
calculations.
Generally, integer calculations are necessary and sufficient for the  
things
done in kernel code. But if you really required floating point, you  
can always
do that.

shantanoo



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