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+The following describes the current state of the NetWinder's floating point
+In the following nomenclature is used to describe the floating point
+instructions.  It follows the conventions in the ARM manual.
+<S|D|E> = <single|double|extended>, no default
+{P|M|Z} = {round to +infinity,round to -infinity,round to zero},
+          default = round to nearest
+Note: items enclosed in {} are optional.
+Floating Point Coprocessor Data Transfer Instructions (CPDT)
+LDF/STF - load and store floating
+<LDF|STF>{cond}<S|D|E> Fd, Rn
+<LDF|STF>{cond}<S|D|E> Fd, [Rn, #<expression>]{!}
+<LDF|STF>{cond}<S|D|E> Fd, [Rn], #<expression>
+These instructions are fully implemented.
+LFM/SFM - load and store multiple floating
+Form 1 syntax:
+<LFM|SFM>{cond}<S|D|E> Fd, <count>, [Rn]
+<LFM|SFM>{cond}<S|D|E> Fd, <count>, [Rn, #<expression>]{!}
+<LFM|SFM>{cond}<S|D|E> Fd, <count>, [Rn], #<expression>
+Form 2 syntax:
+<LFM|SFM>{cond}<FD,EA> Fd, <count>, [Rn]{!}
+These instructions are fully implemented.  They store/load three words
+for each floating point register into the memory location given in the 
+instruction.  The format in memory is unlikely to be compatible with
+other implementations, in particular the actual hardware.  Specific
+mention of this is made in the ARM manuals.  
+Floating Point Coprocessor Register Transfer Instructions (CPRT)
+Conversions, read/write status/control register instructions
+FLT{cond}<S,D,E>{P,M,Z} Fn, Rd          Convert integer to floating point
+FIX{cond}{P,M,Z} Rd, Fn                 Convert floating point to integer
+WFS{cond} Rd                            Write floating point status register
+RFS{cond} Rd                            Read floating point status register
+WFC{cond} Rd                            Write floating point control register
+RFC{cond} Rd                            Read floating point control register
+FLT/FIX are fully implemented.
+RFS/WFS are fully implemented.
+RFC/WFC are fully implemented.  RFC/WFC are supervisor only instructions, and
+presently check the CPU mode, and do an invalid instruction trap if not called
+from supervisor mode.
+Compare instructions
+CMF{cond} Fn, Fm        Compare floating
+CMFE{cond} Fn, Fm       Compare floating with exception
+CNF{cond} Fn, Fm        Compare negated floating
+CNFE{cond} Fn, Fm       Compare negated floating with exception
+These are fully implemented.
+Floating Point Coprocessor Data Instructions (CPDT)
+Dyadic operations:
+ADF{cond}<S|D|E>{P,M,Z} Fd, Fn, <Fm,#value> - add
+SUF{cond}<S|D|E>{P,M,Z} Fd, Fn, <Fm,#value> - subtract
+RSF{cond}<S|D|E>{P,M,Z} Fd, Fn, <Fm,#value> - reverse subtract
+MUF{cond}<S|D|E>{P,M,Z} Fd, Fn, <Fm,#value> - multiply
+DVF{cond}<S|D|E>{P,M,Z} Fd, Fn, <Fm,#value> - divide
+RDV{cond}<S|D|E>{P,M,Z} Fd, Fn, <Fm,#value> - reverse divide
+These are fully implemented.
+FML{cond}<S|D|E>{P,M,Z} Fd, Fn, <Fm,#value> - fast multiply
+FDV{cond}<S|D|E>{P,M,Z} Fd, Fn, <Fm,#value> - fast divide
+FRD{cond}<S|D|E>{P,M,Z} Fd, Fn, <Fm,#value> - fast reverse divide
+These are fully implemented as well.  They use the same algorithm as the
+non-fast versions.  Hence, in this implementation their performance is
+equivalent to the MUF/DVF/RDV instructions.  This is acceptable according
+to the ARM manual.  The manual notes these are defined only for single
+operands, on the actual FPA11 hardware they do not work for double or
+extended precision operands.  The emulator currently does not check
+the requested permissions conditions, and performs the requested operation.
+RMF{cond}<S|D|E>{P,M,Z} Fd, Fn, <Fm,#value> - IEEE remainder
+This is fully implemented.
+Monadic operations:
+MVF{cond}<S|D|E>{P,M,Z} Fd, <Fm,#value> - move
+MNF{cond}<S|D|E>{P,M,Z} Fd, <Fm,#value> - move negated
+These are fully implemented.
+ABS{cond}<S|D|E>{P,M,Z} Fd, <Fm,#value> - absolute value
+SQT{cond}<S|D|E>{P,M,Z} Fd, <Fm,#value> - square root
+RND{cond}<S|D|E>{P,M,Z} Fd, <Fm,#value> - round
+These are fully implemented.
+URD{cond}<S|D|E>{P,M,Z} Fd, <Fm,#value> - unnormalized round
+NRM{cond}<S|D|E>{P,M,Z} Fd, <Fm,#value> - normalize
+These are implemented.  URD is implemented using the same code as the RND
+instruction.  Since URD cannot return a unnormalized number, NRM becomes
+a NOP.
+Library calls:
+POW{cond}<S|D|E>{P,M,Z} Fd, Fn, <Fm,#value> - power
+RPW{cond}<S|D|E>{P,M,Z} Fd, Fn, <Fm,#value> - reverse power
+POL{cond}<S|D|E>{P,M,Z} Fd, Fn, <Fm,#value> - polar angle (arctan2)
+LOG{cond}<S|D|E>{P,M,Z} Fd, <Fm,#value> - logarithm to base 10
+LGN{cond}<S|D|E>{P,M,Z} Fd, <Fm,#value> - logarithm to base e 
+EXP{cond}<S|D|E>{P,M,Z} Fd, <Fm,#value> - exponent
+SIN{cond}<S|D|E>{P,M,Z} Fd, <Fm,#value> - sine
+COS{cond}<S|D|E>{P,M,Z} Fd, <Fm,#value> - cosine
+TAN{cond}<S|D|E>{P,M,Z} Fd, <Fm,#value> - tangent
+ASN{cond}<S|D|E>{P,M,Z} Fd, <Fm,#value> - arcsine
+ACS{cond}<S|D|E>{P,M,Z} Fd, <Fm,#value> - arccosine
+ATN{cond}<S|D|E>{P,M,Z} Fd, <Fm,#value> - arctangent
+These are not implemented.  They are not currently issued by the compiler,
+and are handled by routines in libc.  These are not implemented by the FPA11
+hardware, but are handled by the floating point support code.  They should 
+be implemented in future versions.
+Signals are implemented.  However current ELF kernels produced by Corel
+Computer have a bug in them that prevents the module from generating a 
+SIGFPE.  This is caused by a failure to alias fp_current to the kernel
+variable current_set[0] correctly.
+The kernel provided with this distribution (vmlinux-nwfpe-0.93) contains
+a fix for this problem and also incorporates the current version of the
+emulator directly.  It is possible to run with no floating point module
+loaded with this kernel.  It is provided as a demonstration of the 
+technology and for those who want to do floating point work that depends
+on signals.  It is not strictly necessary to use the module.
+A module (either the one provided by Russell King, or the one in this 
+distribution) can be loaded to replace the functionality of the emulator
+built into the kernel.

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