OEMRestoreVFPCtrlRegs (Windows Embedded CE 6.0)


This function is called to restore the state of the extra implementation-defined VFP registers for the current thread.

This function is specific to ARM architecture and is only used if the CPU supports Vector Floating Point (VFP).

void OEMRestoreVFPCtrlRegs(
  LPDWORD lpExtra,
  int nMaxRegs


[in] A pointer to a memory location to restore the extra floating point registers.


[in] The number of extra 32 bit registers that can be restore for a thread's context. This is currently set to 8.

Saving and restoring VFP registers are done only when necessary and only to a limited extent. If a thread never uses VFP, the kernel will not save or restore VFP registers for the thread.

If a thread that is using the VFP is pre-empted, its VFP registers are saved and the VFP turned off. The next thread to execute a VFP instruction will then cause an exception. At that time the VFP will be turned on again.

By default the VFP is turned off until a VFP instruction is executed. If an exception is generated because the VFP is turned off, the current thread becomes the owner of the VFP.

If another thread previously owned a VFP, OEMSaveVFPCtrlRegs saves the state of the previous owner, and OEMRestoreVFPCtrlRegs restores the state of the new owner.

The kernel does its part of the restoring of VFP standard registers and then calls OEMRestoreVFPCtrlRegs to restore implementation-defined registers.

To make OEMRestoreVFPCtrlRegs accessible to the kernel, assign the OAL pointer pOEMRestoreVFPCtrlRegs in the OEMInit routine.

HeaderDeveloper Implemented
LibraryOEMMain.lib or OEMMain_StaticKITL.lib
Windows Embedded CEWindows CE .NET 4.0 and later

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