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Short:MuLib aware experimental 68060 library
Author:thorfdbg at alumni.tu-berlin.de (Thomas Richter)
Uploader:thorfdbg alumni tu-berlin de (Thomas Richter)
Type:util/sys
Version:46.5
Requires:an 68060, the mmu.library.
Architecture:m68k-amigaos >= 2.0.4
Date:2020-03-29
Download:http://aminet.net/util/sys/Mu68060_Ex.lha - View contents
Readme:http://aminet.net/util/sys/Mu68060_Ex.readme
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This archive contains an experimental version of the 68060.library which
substitutes the 68060.library that comes with the MuLib distribution. As
such, it requires installation of the mmu.library.

The experimental feature of this library is that it is multitasking-friendly.
A program that makes excessive use of the 68060 FPU emulation may cause the
mouse pointer to react sluggish, and the system may react less responsive.
This is because the FPU emulation that comes with the regular 68060.library
executes in supervisor mode and, as such, blocks multitasking. The currently
running task can not be removed from the CPU while the FPU emulation is active,
and hence the input.device, responsible for moving the mouse pointer, will not
react to user input.

This version of the 68060.library contains experimental code which executes
the FPU emulation in user mode rather than supervisor mode, thus allows the
operating system to remove CPU from the currently executing task, even if is
in the middle of FPU emulation code. As result, the system remains reactive
even if the FPU is under heavy use.

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Installation:

- If not yet done so, install the MuLib package and its processor libraries.
- Make a backup of the 68060.library that comes with the Mu680x0Libs package.
- Copy the 68060.library in this archive to LIBS:

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FAQ:

- Why is this an experimental library? Should I use it?

It is experimental because the technology is new and is not quite as well
tested as the regular 68060.library. Nevertheless, despite the handling of
unimplemented floating point instructions, the code base is identical to that
of the 46.4 68060.library in the Mu680x0Libs package. If you feel uneasy about
experimental software, do not use this version but the regular version. It
may contain bugs and may cause problems that have not yet been indentified.

- Why do I need the mmu.library? Will it work without it? Will it work without
  a mmu?

The mmu.library is needed because the codebase of this library is based on the
68060.library contained in the MuLibs archive, and as such, it offloads all its
MMU based functions to the mmu.library. Hence, the 68060.library contained in
this package will require the mmu.library, and will not work without it. The
mmu.library will, however, also operate without a MMU, just will not provide
many
useful functions.

- Is this library any faster than the regular library?

No. It is slower because forwarding the execution of the FPU code from
supervisor
to user space causes some overhead.

- Then, if it is slower, why should I use it?

Because speed is not everything. This version is multi-tasking friendly and will
not hog your CPU under heavy FPU load, thus the system will be more responsive 
under heavy load.

- And what about the unimplemented integer instructions of the 68060?

They continue to operate in supervisor mode. The functions are usually smaller
and take less CPU time than the FPU emulation code, hence the advantage of
executing them in user code is smaller. However, if there is an indication that
this would be of advantage, inform me and I'll see what I can do.

- And what about the unimplemented data types of the 68060?

Again, they continue to execute in supervisor mode for the time being. If there
is an indication that they should be offloaded to user space, let me know.

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


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                                                        Thomas Richter

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So long,
	Thomas			(March 2020)


Contents of util/sys/Mu68060_Ex.lha
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[Amiga]                  30844   65860  46.8% -lh5- 36ff Mar 29 16:04 68060.library
[Amiga]                   2843    7032  40.4% -lh5- d3bc Mar 29 16:33 Mu68060_Ex.readme
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