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Short:MuLib based math speedup for 040/060
Author:thorfdbg at alumni.tu-berlin.de (Thomas Richter)
Uploader:thorfdbg alumni tu-berlin de (Thomas Richter)
Type:util/boot
Version:40.4
Requires:util/libs/MMULib.lha, MuLib 68040/68060 lib
Architecture:m68k-amigaos >= 2.0.4
Date:2016-12-14
Download:http://aminet.net/util/boot/MuRedox.lha - View contents
Readme:http://aminet.net/util/boot/MuRedox.readme
Downloads:1194
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MuRedox is a MuLib based "on the fly" speedup patch for 68040
and 68060 based Amiga boards. The 68040 and 68060 do not implement
all instructions of the MC 68K family. The unimplemented instructions -
mainly FPU instructions - generate an exception and need to be 
emulated by the 68040 resp. 68060.library. This is the job of the so-
called "FPSP routines" (floating point support package) within the
CPU libraries. MuRedox detects these instructions as soon as they
generate the emulator exceptions, runs a "just-in-time" compiler
that generates a "stub replacement routine" for this specific
instruction and patches the replacement routine into the running
program. Hence, MuRedox replaces the overhead of the emulator
trap on the next use of the same instruction sequence.

Therefore, MuRedox requires:

- At least an 68040 or an 68060. A 68030 or below implements all
  instructions anyhow and does not require emulator traps at all.

- The mmu.library which is required to setup the special memory
  mapping.

- The fpsp.resource. This resource contains the program code required
  for most unimplemented math functions. This resource is made avail-
  available by the mmu.library-based 68040 and 68060.library. 

  Therefore, installation of the "MuLib" libraries is *required*.
  Please see the "MMULib.lha" package on Aminet how to install them.

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Top reasons why not to use this program:

- It is a hack. MuRedox replaces program code on the fly, hoping that all
  will go well. This need not to be the case - especially commercial
  programs may keep a checksum over their code and may fail if their
  code gets altered. MuRedox will perform such code modifications.

- MuRedox will therefore not work for all programs - some 
  incompatibilities should be expected.

If you need faster programs, you should rather:

- Ask the vendor for a 68060 or 68040 specific release of the program
  that does not require the software emulated instructions of the 68040
  resp. 68060. Typically, these versions will run faster than a 
  68020/68030 version with MuRedox, anyhow.

- Remember: Programs are made fast by fast and smart algorithms, not by
  your favourite speedup-patch. MuRedox will give some speed impact,
  in realistic situations in the range of about 10%. Specific bench-
  marks may show more dramatic improvements, but they typically test
  situations that are untypical in a real-life situation. Motorola
  choose less frequently used instructions for software emulation in
  first place, hence improvements are typically marginal.

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                         The THOR-Software Licence (v2, 24th June 1998)


This License applies to the computer programs known as "mmu.library", 
"MuRedox", "FPSPSnoop" and the corresponding documentation, known as
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Program, Thomas Richter. Each licensee is addressed as "you".



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                                                        Thomas Richter
______________________________________________________________________________

So long,

	Thomas Richter (November 2016)


Contents of util/boot/MuRedox.lha
PERMISSION  UID  GID    PACKED    SIZE  RATIO METHOD CRC     STAMP     NAME
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[unknown]                  265     628  42.2% -lh5- d2ce Aug 31  2001 MuRedox/EnvArc.info
[unknown]                 2013    6147  32.7% -lh5- ccc1 Apr 15  2001 MuRedox/EnvArc/MMU-Configuration
[unknown]                 2015    6153  32.7% -lh5- 3ac1 Apr 15  2001 MuRedox/EnvArc/MMU-Configuration.P5
[unknown]                  272     628  43.3% -lh5- 189c Aug 31  2001 MuRedox/Libs.info
[unknown]                23645   43908  53.9% -lh5- 7baf Jul 23 13:12 MuRedox/Libs/68040.library
[unknown]                30533   65012  47.0% -lh5- 5fe0 Jul 23 13:12 MuRedox/Libs/68060.library
[unknown]                10085   17304  58.3% -lh5- 6671 Sep 14  2009 MuRedox/Libs/disassembler.library
[unknown]                25098   46932  53.5% -lh5- d99b Nov 26 18:49 MuRedox/Libs/mmu.library
[unknown]                 1208    1920  62.9% -lh5- 44ef Jul 23 13:12 MuRedox/Libs/mmu/P5Init
[unknown]                 2728    6258  43.6% -lh5- 43a0 Nov 26 19:05 MuRedox/MuRedox.readme
[unknown]                  348     788  44.2% -lh5- 6c30 Aug 31  2001 MuRedox/MuTools.info
[unknown]                 6106   10220  59.7% -lh5- 47df Oct 13  2001 MuRedox/MuTools/MuRedox
[unknown]                 9745   27069  36.0% -lh5- 008b Jan 29  2002 MuRedox/MuTools/MuRedox.guide
[unknown]                  265     523  50.7% -lh5- e159 Aug 31  2001 MuRedox/MuTools/MuRedox.guide.info
[unknown]                  550    1083  50.8% -lh5- e738 Aug 31  2001 MuRedox/MuTools/MuRedox.info
[unknown]                  275     628  43.8% -lh5- 6a5a Aug 31  2001 MuRedox/Shell_Only.info
[unknown]                 3275    5996  54.6% -lh5- dfbf Aug 31  2001 MuRedox/Shell_Only/FPSPSnoop
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 Total        17 files  118426  241197  49.1%            Dec 14 11:31

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