RFR (M): 8132207: Update for x86 exp in the math lib

Christian Thalinger christian.thalinger at oracle.com
Fri Jul 24 16:21:26 UTC 2015

> On Jul 23, 2015, at 1:26 PM, Deshpande, Vivek R <vivek.r.deshpande at intel.com> wrote:
> Hi all
> I would like to contribute a patch which optimizes Math.exp() for 64 and 32 bit X86 architecture using Intel LIBM  implementation.
> Please review and sponsor this patch.
> Bug-id: https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8132207 <https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8132207> 
> webrev:
> http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~mcberg/8132207/webrev.01/ <http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~mcberg/8132207/webrev.01/> 

I have waited for this a long time and I applaud the change!  But I’m baffled by the complexity of the implementation ;-)  Are there any comments in the original Intel libm implementation which we could add here as well?

> Thanks,
> Vivek

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