[llvmlinux] PowerPC builds

Charlebois, Mark mcharleb at quicinc.com
Sat May 4 15:04:02 UTC 2013

We have no one on the project yet working on PPC. Is the board/platform supported by the upstream kernel? If not do you have a public kernel tree for the board?

If you can point us to the kernel and the config to build we can help get you set up.

Then just send patches to this email for integration.

It would be great to add PPC support and testing to the project!


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-------- Original message --------
From: S Madhu <smadhu2048 at gmail.com>
To: LLVMLinux at lists.linuxfoundation.org
Subject: [llvmlinux] PowerPC builds

is anybody trying PowerPC builds ? I am specifically looking at Freescale's e5500/6500 family or IBM's Power 7 variant. I run a research program developing a Power compatible processor ( along withna virtualized linux running on top of secure hypervisor) and we are at a stage where we need to start working on the tool chain. Figured getting our hands dirty on Clang now would help us get used to it, since clang looks like a better option than Gcc for us. If nobody is doing it, we can give it a shot since we have both HW and free labor in the form of my grad students !

if the processor reaches a usable form, we will be releasing it into open source. It is a 64 bit design with multiple issue and Multi threading, so should match a core i5 in perf if tuned well. A big if there I must admit ! Supports 256 bit simd instructions also. Single core initially, may go to 4/8 if our funding holds up or if the open source community takes it up.

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